3/18: Diversity in the OutdoorsDiversity in the Outdoors Tour
Join famed environmental and human rights activist Winona LaDuke and celebrated photographer and educator Subhankar Banerjee at the Rainier Beach High School (8815 Seward Park Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118) on March 18th at 7:00 pm for a celebration of diversity in the outdoors. This is a FREE event.
To download the flyer for this event click here. (pdf)
At the age of 18, Winona LaDuke spoke in front of the United Nations regarding Native American issues and since has become known as a voice for Native American economic and environmental concerns throughout the United States and internationally. She was the recipient of the 1989 International Reebok Human Rights Award and in 1995 was named one of "50 leaders" for the future by Time Magazine. An award winning author of numerous books and articles including Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming (2005) and Last Standing Woman (1997) Winona continues her work as the founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, the co-chair of the Indigenous Womens Network and organizer of Honor the Earth National Tour.
Watch a clip of Winona here.
Indian born artist-educator-activist Subhankar Banerjee uses photography to raise awareness about issues that threaten the health and well-being of our planet. Giving up a lucrative computer science career in 2000 Subhankar spent two years in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska pursuing his passion for photography. His Arctic photographs have been exhibited in nearly forty exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including the Smithsonian, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and in the group exhibition IMPACT: Living in The Age of Climate Change that will open in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Danish National Gallery of Art. In addition to his numerous books and articles, his photographs have been published in over one-hundred magazines and newspapers including The New York Review of Books and Vanity Fair. Samples of his photography can be found here. An avid hiker and outdoorsman, Subhankar is excited to share his work and passion with others. Subhankar is the author of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land by Mountaineers Books.
Watch a clip of Subhankar click here.
This is a presentation of Sierra Clubs Building Bridges to the Outdoors Project, the YMCA of Greater Seattle and Passages Northwest.