Keen will be in New York City June 28-29th to continue its campaign efforts and showcase its Live Monumental documentary film as part of the national Wild & Scenic film festival at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village on Wed. June 29 at 8:30 p.m.
The campaign arrives as President Obama’s recent designation of Stonewall National Monument in New York City furthers the Administration’s dedication to highlighting and protecting our natural landscapes and places of cultural significance. Covering 7.7 acres in New York City’s Greenwich Village – including the landmark bar, the Stonewall Inn – the new national monument is the first addition to the National Park System specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.
Keen applauds and commends the Administration for its recent designation, and – through its Live Monumental campaign – continues to advocate for the permanent protection of more than 3 million acres of public land for future generations to enjoy.
From breathtaking vistas and awe-inspiring landscapes, to the trials and tribulations of driving a yellow, 1976 GMC motorhome 7,500 miles across the country, to engaging local support and Congressional leadership on Capitol Hill, Keen’s Live Monumental film captures the true spirit of Teddy Roosevelt (who will be in attendance June 29) and drives home the timely importance of preserving our country’s greatest cultural, historical, and ecological antiquities before it’s too late.
Since the summer of 2015, the campaign has urged the Obama Administration to protect five specific areas in the U.S. that have environmental, recreational, and historic significance, through the designation of new national monuments. Two areas have since been protected – Mojave Trails, CA. and Boulder White-Clouds, ID. The three remaining are: Owyhee Canyonlands, OR, Birthplace of Rivers, WV, and Gold Butte, NV.