Thu, Apr 28|
WOC Movie Night: Expedition Reclamation
Join Gearhouse and Trail Mixed Co. in watching Expedition Reclamation!
Time & Location
Apr 28, 2022, 6:30 PM
Seattle, 434 Yale Ave N Suite B, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
About the event
Join Gearhouse and Trail Mixed Collective for a WOC movie night! We'll be watching Expedition Reclamation; a documentary seeking to redefine the word 'outdoorsy' and reclaim belonging in the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color by highlighting their joyful, resilient, & transformative relationships to outdoor recreation.
All proceeds (entrance fees) will go to supporting Color the Cascades (@colorthecascades), a scholarship fund for women of color in mountaineering. Doors open at 5:30pm for drinks and mingling, movie will start at 6:30pm! Vaccination is required for entrance to this event.
Synopsis: Expedition Reclamation weaves together a tapestry of voices from 12 Black, Indigenous, and women of color who are redefining “outdoorsy” and reclaiming belonging in outdoor culture. This story begins with an honest exploration of how BIPOC communities have always been connected to the land, but how through the lasting lineage of colonialism, spaces of outdoor recreation have systematically excluded them. Our first chapter, “Homesick”, sees our characters reckoning with the reality of colonialism breaking ties to land. Moving into chapter two, “Expedition”, we see our characters rising up to reconnect with the outdoors and with their own roots. In “Reclamation” we revel in the stoke of finding belonging in the outdoors through resilience, healing, and joy. Finally, in “To The Trees,” we hear our characters’ dreams for an inclusive outdoor culture. Emerging from these interwoven experiences is a rally cry to the outdoor industry: to re-examine our understanding of the history of outdoor spaces, to commit to what inclusion really looks like in practice, and to create a better outdoor culture – one that empowers every individual to reach their fullest potential as humans and stewards of this planet and her people.