March 13: Diversity in the OutdoorsDiversity in the Outdoors
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7 p.m.
Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E, 98112
Join Passages Northwest, YMCA, and Seattle Parks & Recreation for an evening with Dudley Edmonson and Shirley McGill as they celebrate people of color in the outdoors!
For the last fifteen years Dudley Edmondson has been working as a freelance wildlife photographer. Many of his images have graced the pages of natural history publications in the United States and Europe. Four year ago he traveled across the country interviewing African-Americans who shared his same love for the outdoors. From that work was born his book "Black and Brown Faces in Americas Wild Places, a celebration of African American women and men who make the outdoors a part of their daily lives. More information about the book and his photography can be found on www.raptorworks.com.
Shirley McGill has been working with Outward Bound as a diversity consultant in the field of outdoor education for over fifteen years. She has been instrumental in the creation of outdoor education programs for
urban populations including "Connecting with Courage," and "Passages" - two programs that inspired Passages Northwest and YBOYS Expeditions here in Seattle. As a passionate advocate for getting young people outside Shirley is excited to come to Seattle and
inspire the next generation of outdoor adventurers.
For more info please contact: Andrew Jay at 206.587.6119 or firstname.lastname@example.org