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Documentary Screening & Chat Engagement: An American Ascent (Diversity Index # 4859)

Date/Time:
Wed. Mar 3, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Details:

AN AMERICAN ASCENT is a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to climb North America's highest peak, Denali.

In only a few decades the United States will become a majority-minority nation, as people of color will outnumber today's white majority for the first time ever. Yet, a staggering number of people in this soon-to-be majority do not consider the outdoors a place for them. By taking on the grueling, 20,310 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain, nine African-American climbers set out to shrink this Adventure Gap by building a legacy of inclusion in the outdoor/adventure community.

The film addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the worlds most iconic peaks.

AN AMERICAN ASCENT is Wild Vision / Floating Point co-production. The film was produced and directed by George Potter & Andy Adkins, and written by Andy Adkins & James Mills. It follows Expedition Denali, a project of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

To register for this event please visit:

https://www.howardcc.edu/about-us/leadership/diversity/diversity-week/

Contact:
Bob Marietta RMarietta@Howardcc.edu
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