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Grantee Highlight: Arizona Wilderness Coalition

Celebrate and explore cultural perspectives on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

PG - arizona wilderness coalition 50th wilderness actTo celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, the Arizona Wilderness Coalition (AWC), a nonprofit that helps to protect and restore Wilderness and other wild lands in Arizona, will be offering programs that engage Arizonans in exploring this important piece of legislation. Through performances, discussions, and workshops, Arizonans will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of wilderness preservation across different cultural traditions.

Schedule of Events

“An Evening with John Muir”
Explore the environmental perspective of the West with a Chautauqua performance through the eyes and words of John Muir.

  • September 26th – 7:00pm – Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
  • October 30th – 7:00pm – The Chapel, Prescott College, Prescott
  • November 21 – 7:00pm – Pushmataha Center, Sedona

“Adventures with Ed” (Edward Abbey)
Experience the history, camaraderie, and thrilling adventures of environmental activist Edward Abbey.

  • October 23rd – 6:00pm – Courtyard, Historic Y, Tucson
  • October 30th – 6:00pm – Steele Auditorium, Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tempe

“Wilderness & the Indigenous Mind: Land Ethics from Multicultural Perspectives”
Participate in discussions on the role of wilderness in history and its role today.

  • October 25th – 10:00am-3:00pm – YWCA :: Tucson
  • November 1st – 10:00am-3:00pm – Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tempe
For more info and directions to these programs, visit the AZWild50th website.  You can also like the Arizona Wilderness Coalition on facebook to stay informed of upcoming programs.

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