June is National Rivers Month, and American Rivers is teaming up with NRS, Orvis and Under Solen Media to break down barriers to the outdoors. We’re following Faith Briggs and Adam Edwards as they share their adventures and lead conversations about making the outdoors safe and accessible for all.
You can register for these free film screenings and Q&A events by signing up on the #JustAddWater page:
Conversation 1 – Online premiere of Water Flows Together, a story about Colleen Cooley, a female Navajo river guide and her deep kinship with indigenous lands and the San Juan River, which flows along the edge of Bears Ears National Monument. Followed by a Q&A with Colleen and Sinjin Eberle from American Rivers.
Conversation 2 – Online premiere of Una Razón para Pescar (A Reason to Fish). Dan Diez’s passion for fishing is rooted in a story — a story about Dan and his grandfather — that involves traditions born in Cuba, the search for a new home, and a relationship with water that symbolizes a freedom often taken for granted. Followed by a Q&A with Simon Perkins from Orvis, Amy Kober from American Rivers and Katie Guerin from City Kids.
Conversation 3 – Online premiere of River of Return. For Sammy and Jessica Matsaw, there is no divide between humans and the Earth. Their people, the Shoshone-Bannock, are part of the ecology of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Together, they are reintroducing indigenous youth and aim to restore equilibrium to their people and this place. Followed by a Q&A with Sammy and Jessica Matsaw of River Newe, Mark Deming from NRS and Amy Kober from American Rivers.
Conversation 4 – Screening of This Land, a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment, followed by a Q&A film screening and Q&A on Thursday, June 4. Faith and Adam will be joined by Whit Hassett + Chelsea Jolly, the directors of This Land, Mike Fiebig from American Rivers, and Ángel Peña from Nuestra Tierra.
1 response to “For summer fun, just add water”
Conversation 4 (This Land) was fantastic. The panel was incredible.The conversation combined two important causes – racism and environmentalism, and ignited my
passion for working in this area. thanks to all the panelists and to American Rivers. I decided to become a monthly donor.