The Eastern Kentucky University Honors Program will begin the 2018-19 Chautauqua Lecture series Thursday Sept. 13, in O’Donnell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., featuring “A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters.”

This year’s theme to the annual lecture series is “Truth and Consequences,” which is starting off with Amy and Dave Freeman, a husband and wife who have traveled over 30,000 miles from the Arctic to the Amazon by kayak, dogsled and canoe.

The Freeman’s are key members to of the Save the Boundary Waters’ Coalition which raises awareness about the threats of mining and industrial pollution to the Boundary Waters of the US-Canadian border.

The couple has been named National Geographic Adventurers of the Year in 2014, listed among the most badass adventurers of 2016 by Outside magazine and most recently published their book, A Year in the Wilderness (Milkweed Editions, 2017).

The event is free and open to the public. 

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