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Author talk: Trespassing Across America

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - 6 p.m.

Location: McKillop Library atrium

Event Type: Other

Audience: Continuing Education Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Contact: Dr. Jameson Chace
Phone: (401) 341-3204

In 2012 and 2013, Ken Ilgunas walked nearly 2,000 miles across North America, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas. He encountered stampedes of cows, charging moose and climate change deniers. Featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Mother Jones, CBC News, Men's Journal and more, his adventure was the world's first modern journey across private property, on which he trespassed over one of the most ignored regions of our continent - the Great Plains.

Ilgunas will discuss the people of the heartland, the right to roam and the stories that form the basis of his book, "Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic (and Sort of Illegal) Never-Done-Before Hike Across the Heartland."