Film Screening: Why We Walk


Film Screening: WHY WE WALK

Date and Time

Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:00 pm EST


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Harriet Tubman Theater

Event Type

Panel Discussion, Film Screenings



Join us for a screening of WHY WE WALK in the Freedom Center's Harriet Tubman Theater. A Q&A panel discussion with The Urban Hikers (Abdi Cheik, Toure Marshall and Vanny Mwamba) will follow the screening.

WHY WE WALK follows the journey of three black men from across the globe, united to empower and de-stigmatize urban communities of color and their participation in the great outdoors. After years of city exploration, The Urban Hikers strive to introduce the power of walking to a community that has historically been underrepresented in this space. Inspired by the story of the revolutionary abolitionist John Brown, The Urban Hikers embark on a life-changing backpacking pilgrimage from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia — the birthplace of the Civil War — to the nation's capital in Washington, DC. The Appalachian wilderness serves as a stage to address underlying racial identities and cultural differences within the collective. As tensions rise and provisions dwindle, the team must learn to work as one in order to reach their destination.

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July 17 is a Fifth Third Community Day with no museum admission required. The film screening is free and open to the public.

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