Welcome to Wild Diversity! Outdoor Adventures for POC & LGBTQ Communities

Welcome to Wild Diversity! Outdoor Adventures for POC & LGBTQ Communities


Our Trails Too - Film Premier

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NW Documentary is proud to partner with QDoc Film Festival, Women In Film Portland, and Northwest Film Center to celebrate the start of Oregon Doc Camp, 2019 with the premiere of a new documentary project by filmmakers Liz Haan & Emilia Quinton: OUR TRAILS TOO.

Our Trails Too is a 30-minute documentary that follows Mercy Shammah—founder of local nonprofit Wild Diversity—on her journey to reimagine Oregon's outdoor adventure community. This film centers Mercy's experience as a queer African American woman who is challenging the stereotype of an outdoorist while living in one of the whitest cities in the USA. Her journey towards creating an inclusive outdoors is one of sacrifice that requires endurance as well as audacity. Luckily, Mercy is undeniably—and unyieldingly—driven to thrive.

The screening will start at 7:30pm and will include a collection of thematically related documentary shorts. After the film there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers followed by a reception in the Art Museum's Steven Room.

This project was created with support from Travel Oregon, Danner Boots, and the #OregonMade Creative Foundation.

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Join us at  Portland Art Muesum's Whitsell Auditorium

1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Wednesday, May 29th 7:30PM – 10:30PM.   

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Wild Diversity elevates Black, Indigenous, all People of Color & the LGBTQ community in the outdoors. We also offer resources and programing to queer youth, youth of color and low income youth. We are here to provide a safe and welcoming space for our community to explore outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


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