An American Ascent Film Screening

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Venture Outdoors says
"AN AMERICAN ASCENT documents the first African-American expedition to tackle Denali (aka Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak), while shedding light on the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a “minority majority” nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America's wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of 20,237ft Denali, nine African-American climbers try to bridge this “adventure gap” - challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like by changing the face of America's biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit."

The film was directed by George Potter & Andy Adkins, written by Andy Adkins & James Edward Mills.

James Edward Mills is an award­ winning journalist and author of The Adventure Gap. He writes about outdoor recreation, the environment, charitable giving, and minority issues.

See the film and meet James on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Hill House! Doors will open at 4:30PM. The film is FREE to attend but tickets are required due to limited space.

This film and speaker will be brought to Pittsburgh with the support of The Sprout Fund and partnering organizations Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, GTECH, and the Student Conservation Association to launch this year's High School Urban Eco-Stewards program.
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By: Venture Outdoors

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