Film Screening and Discussion: 'This Land'

March 25, 2021: 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Central)


Join the University Libraries for a viewing of “This Land,” a short film committed to changing the conservation conversation. Through running segments of six National Monuments, we learn about public-land access, race, and social equity. Following the film, join the director and runner Faith E. Briggs for a panel discussion with Tamara Few, Volunteer Engagement Specialist with Mississippi Park Connection, and Hannah Legatzke, U of M Ph.D. candidate. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win an e-book of Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession.

About the film

Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now, she’s running 150 miles through three U.S. National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. Accompanied by running companions who represent diverse perspectives in what it means to be a public land owner, she assesses what is at stake if previously protected lands are reduced and if the public is largely unaware. “This Land” is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment.

Event details

What: “This Land” film screening and discussion
When: Thursday, March 25, 7:00 pm Central Daylight Time
Where: Online panel discussion. Free and open to all. Please register to receive the Zoom event link.