Our wild places and outdoor spaces belong to us all. However, despite the physical, social, and mental benefits of being outside, many people today don’t get outside for a variety of reasons. These can include a lack of gear, transportation issues, lack of knowledge about outdoor recreation, and in some cases, a fear of the outdoors, due to unfamiliarity. For people with disabilities, people of color, and girls and women in general, rates of outdoor participation are even lower.
To celebrate people from diverse backgrounds getting into the outdoors, NYC is sharing a series of important and ground-breaking films with Lane County audiences. The movie trailers for these productions can be found below after each description.
Tickets: To attend the movie showing we ask for a suggested $5 donation or you may donate a pair of work gloves. Adult beverages will be available while supplies last.
Screenings are located @ NYC Headquarters, 2621 Augusta St. in Eugene. The event is on the 27 Bus route and there will be a shuttle provided to the downtown bus station after the movie. The location is also bike friendly.
Doors open at 6pm and movies start at 6:30pm
Right to Risk
Right to Risk follows eight individuals with physical disabilities on a 15-day whitewater raft trip down 225 miles of Colorado River through the most inaccessible and awe-inspiring environment of the Grand Canyon. 30 min. Q&A Panel following film
American Ascent documents the first African American expedition to tackle Denali and explores the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors.
Women of Outward Bound
In 1965, a group of young women became the first group of girls to participate in the rigorous Outward Bound wilderness program. The documentary explores the girls’ decisions to join, at a time when women were not welcomed in wilderness adventure.