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    Travel Writer Calls for Right to Roam

    Ken Ilgunas, the author of “Trespassing across America,” will speak at the University on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.
    September 11, 2019

    Travel and environmental writer Ken Ilgunas, author of the award-winning memoir “Trespassing across America,” will present “Trespassing across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and sort of Illegal) Hike along the Keystone XL Pipeline” at The University of Scranton on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center. The lecture is presented in collaboration with the environmental studies concentration and the Student Sustainability and Conservation Club. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

    In his presentation, Ilgunas will explore the individual’s role against climate change, the reasons behind climate change denial, the evolution of the “fossil fuel v. renewable” landscape and the significance of the Keystone XL, all in a provocative story about the world’s first modern journey across private property.

    Ilgunas has also published the memoir “Walden on Wheels” and an advocacy book, “This Land Is Our Land.” He has written for the New York Times, Time, Backpacker, Smithsonian Magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education and has given talks at universities across the country, including Harvard, Duke and New York University. He has hitchhiked 10,000 miles across North America, paddled 1,000 miles across Ontario in a birchbark canoe and walked 1,700 miles across the Great Plains, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Ilgunas earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his master’s degree from Duke University.

    For information about the lecture call 570-941-4270 or email Jessica.nolan@scranton.edu.

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