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Join The Explorers Club on Tuesday, November 29th for an exclusive, pre-release screening of the award-winning film “Wood Hood” and a conversation with members of the cast and crew.

Wood Hood follows the story of DeVaughn, a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. The film follows DeVaughn on a weekend-long group camping trip with Camping to Connect, a BIPOC-led mentorship program that teaches leadership, brotherhood, and inclusion in the outdoors.

One leader states, “these kinds of conversations are rare for men that look like us,” and as the film weaves between the city and the woods, a place that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to these kids, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that “quiet place.”

Just last week, Wood Hood won Best Short Film at the 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Following the screening, J.R. Harris – Club Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – will have a conversation with DeVaughn and the film’s producer, Manny Almonte.

RESERVATIONS

This will be an in-person screening at Explorers Club Headquarters, and we are opening a number of tickets to members and guests.

In-person tickets are $15 for Members, and $30 for the General Public

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, with a beer and wine reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

 

schedule
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Welcome & Screening
7:30 pm Conversation and Q&A
Speakers

Manny Almonte

Producer of “Wood Hood”

Manny Almonte is the founder of the Mastermind Connect men’s collective, and Executive Director of the Young Masterminds Initiative nonprofit organization, promoting leadership and positive self-awareness by creating unique experiences that teach men of color about the value of brotherhood, community, and the pursuit of excellence,while advocating for environmental justice. Manny is also Principal of MA Reloaded, LLC, a boutique web design firm. Manny is a serial entrepreneur, community builder, youth mentor, and outdoor enthusiast, living a life with purpose with his family and dogs in Denver, CO.

J.R. Harris

J. Robert Harris ME’93 is a resident of New York City and has been exploring, unsupported and mostly alone, in remote areas around the world for more than 50 years. He is on the Club’s Board of Directors and is Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. When not in the wilderness, J.R. is founder and president of JRH Marketing Services. Established in 1975, it is the oldest and most experienced African American-owned consulting and research firm in the United States. Harris was elected to the Market Research Hall of Fame in 2016.

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