Going the Extra Mile: One Man's Curiosity Through America Leads to Compassion

Going the Extra Mile: One Man's Curiosity Through America Leads to Compassion
Going the Extra Mile: One Man's Curiosity Through America Leads to Compassion

By Daniel Seddiqui, Class of 2004

Seddiqui addresses the epidemics of high unemployment in South Dakota, extreme poverty in Appalachia, undocumented immigration in California, obesity in Mississippi, and gang violence in Southside Chicago. In Going the Extra Mile he chronicles all aspects of his journey, dropping into towns a complete stranger, as Daniel motivates the "most obese town in America" in Mississippi to participate in a 5k race, works with youth to secure jobs on the South Dakota reservation with the highest unemployment rate in the country, and keeps kids off the streets in south side Chicago with extreme gang violence.

Living The Map, 2020