Women illuminating Alaska: Guest speaker Nancy Iverson

From the Badlands to Alcatraz - A PATHSTAR Story
with an introduction by Nancy Iverson, M.D.
7 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2009
Bunnell Schaible Auditorium
The film From the Badlands to Alcatraz chronicles the experiences of five young Lakota during the September 2005 San Francisco PATHSTAR Pine Ridge Alcatraz swim program. There will be time for discussion after the film. PATHSTAR is an organization committed to helping restore the health and community of Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Living in the poorest county in the United States, Pine Ridge residents face some of the most challenging of socioeconomic and lifestyle situations in the United States. PATHSTAR’s experiential programs have been designed to support the residents in making choices that support health and prosperity.
Nancy Iverson, M.D. is a pediatrician who is dedicated to guiding children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through their journeys. A native of South Dakota, she is the co-founder and medical director of PATHSTAR. Living and working in the San Francisco Bay area, Nancy is an open-water swimming enthusiast who swims almost daily in the San Francisco Bay. She has completed the Alcatraz swim 120 times and is the first woman to complete the “Bay to Breakers Swim.”
For more information, please call 474-7021 or email
Sponsored by Summer@UAF, UAF University Advancement and UAF School of Education Counseling Program

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