River to the Heart

Free Public Lecture

River to the Heart: Film Screening and Discussion


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00 PM
Marquee Theatre
Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street (map)


Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 PM
UW South Madison Partnership
Atrium, Villager Mall
2312 South Park Street (map)


This special edition of Everyone’s Earth: Conversations on Race and Environment lecture series will include two opportunities to attend a screening and discussion of award-winning author and filmmaker Eddy Harris’ River to the Heart.

An in-depth exploration of the cultural and environmental issues faced by those living along the Mississippi River, River to the Heart, follows Harris as he paddles the full length of the Mississippi in a canoe for the second time in 30 years. During his journey, Harris explores magnificent landscapes, encounters people from all walks of life, and delves into topics such as diversity, inclusion and outdoor access equity. Harris also showcases the cultural and environmental changes that have occurred along the Mississippi over the past three decades, sharing insight into race relations, socioeconomic issues, environmental challenges and how our shared human connection to nature can help to bring about understanding and unity.

Following the screening of this inspiring film, Harris will be on-hand to answer questions and facilitate a community discussion of the film as well as the opportunities and challenges surrounding race, the environment and access to outdoor recreation equity.

Presented in partnership with:


Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Ice Age Trail Alliance
The Joy Trip Project
University Lectures
Center for the Humanities
Outrider Foundation
Schlecht Family Foundation
American Rivers

Individuals

Cathy Middlecamp, Professor of Environmental Studies, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Steve Ventura, Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Land Tenure Center and Professor, Soil Science

Mike & Barbara Wollmer

Event contact: Emily Reynolds