Confluence is excited to cosponsor a series of free screenings of the award-winning documentary film Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty in Vancouver, WA and Astoria, OR. The film tells the story of Stewart Udall, a Democratic congressman from Arizona and former Secretary of Interior whose legacy is defined by his contributions to environmental conservation and social justice in the 1960s. Udall was key in the passing of many landmark pieces of legislation such as the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 and the Wilderness Act of 1964, and was responsible for the addition of a massive amount of public lands including national parks, historic monuments, recreational areas, and wildlife refuges. As a civil rights advocate, Udall used his platform to advocate for racial integration on public lands. After leaving public office, he went on to advocate for communities in Nevada affected by nuclear weapons testing and for Navajo workers impacted by uranium mining.
Confluence is partnering with Columbia Land Trust to present three screenings of the film, each co–sponsored by different local organizations! Each screening will also include a Q&A facilitated by the presenting sponsors in conversation with the filmmakers.
- Date: Saturday, January 13th, 2024
- Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
- Location Name: Pearson Air Musem
- Location Address: 1115 E 5th St, Vancouver, WA 98661
- Parking: Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum. Street parking on E 5th St is also available.
- Registration: Registration is free for this event. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
- Summary: Confluence, Columbia Land Trust, and Friends of Fort Vancouver, are proud to present a screening of Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty, a film about the life and conservation legacy of Stewart Udall. This screening at the Pearson Air Museum will be followed by a Q&A moderated by the presenting sponsors, featuring director Jon de Graaf and consulting producer Laurence Cotton.