"An American Ascent" film screening & panel discussion 

When: Mon., Jan. 16, 1-4 p.m.
Phone: 313-578-9700
Email: detroit@msu.edu
Price: FREE
detroitcenter.msu.edu
Special screening & discussion panel on MLK Day 2017 : 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multi-week climb of 20,237ft Denali, nine African-American climbers try to bridge this “adventure gap” - challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like.

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