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Rosemont College to Welcome Environmental Journalist and Author Ken Ilgunas

Join us as Rosemont College welcomes Ken Ilgunas, journalist, adventurer and author of This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back, on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rotwitt Theater.

Author and explorer Ken Ilgunas will speak about his hiking journeys across the United States and how his outdoor adventures inspired him to call for an American “right to roam.” Recognizing everyone does not have access to nature’s green spaces, Ilgunas questions the understanding of private property and suggests opening up private property for public recreation.

This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back was published in April 2018. He is also the author of two travel memoirs: Walden on Wheels, a narrative about paying off his student debt and Trespassing Across America, a chronicle of his 1,700 hike across the Great Plains following the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Ilgunas’ self-published book, The McCandless Mecca – which has been newly re-released in paperback – details his hike through the Alaskan wilderness to the bus where Chris McCandless of Into the Wild died.

Ilgunas will be available for a meet and greet at 6:30 and his talk will begin at 7:00 p.m.