UW Future Rivers presents - A Conversation with Eddy Harris and Film Screening on Oct 14

“The message of exclusion has always been that it is not ours, not for us. Not the good jobs, not the best neighborhoods, not the good schools, not the finer things in life.

Doing, being -- in nature and in all manner of activities -- contradicts the message. Being in nature reminds us that, yes, this is ours too. We belong here. We need to be here.” -- Eddy L. Harris


We invite you join us on October 14 for a special film screening of the documentary River to the Heart (105m), followed by a conversation with the director, Eddy Harris, author of Mississippi Solo.

This documentary charts Eddy’s adventures as a lone Black man canoeing 2,318 miles down the entirety of the Mississippi River and is not available for viewing on traditional platforms.

The goal of this event is to initiate conversation about cultural connections to water and nature, the importance of diverse voices and values in environmental work, and what it means to push our limits of physical and emotional abilities while creating space for reflection and healing.

Additionally, we’re pleased to announce that the conversation will be facilitated by Mr. Chukundi Salisbury, Sustainability and Environmental Engagement Manager at the City of Seattle, founder of the Youth Green Corps, and creator of the children’s book series The Adventures of Lil Bigfella.

This event is a collaborative effort between Future RiversEarthLab and the College of the Environment. It’s free and open to the public. We are planning for an in-person gathering, following all COVID-19 safety protocols (additional info here).

To learn more, register, and spread the word, please check out our event page: bit.ly/EddyHarrisFR.