An American Ascent with James Edward Mills

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 (7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

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Leader: David O'Keeffe

Event Information


Diversity in the Outdoors!

Join WUD Society and Politics, WUD Film, and Hoofers for a screening of the documentary film "An American Ascent," followed by commentary from James Edward Mills with Q&A. "An American Ascent" shows the journey of the first all African-American ascent of Denali, the highest point in North America. James Edward Mills is a Madison based journalist who worked with and wrote about Team Denali's story in his book, "The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors." James is an expert on the importance of diversity in the outdoors and teaches a summer class on campus called "Outdoors for All."

7:00-8:15 pm - Screening of "An American Ascent"
8:30-9:30 pm - Lecture with James Edward Mills followed by a Q&A

This event is free and open to all members of the Wisconsin Union, including Hoofers and students, so bring your friends! No need to sign up, doors will open at 6:30 pm and it is first come, first serve until the theatre hits capacity. 

Signing up does NOT guarantee a seat. You must arrive early enough to ensure a seat.

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Event Type
Educational Event


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