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Christian Cooper in Conversation: Celebrating Diversity of Birds and People
The Freeport Art Museum, Northwest Illinois Audubon Society, Audubon Great Lakes, and the Boys and Girls Club of Stephenson County present a virtual program, Christian Cooper in Conversation: Celebrating Diversity in Birding and People.

Christian Cooper is a writer and a board member of New York City Audubon. After a video of a racist confrontation while he was birding in Central Park went viral, he drew on that experience to author the Black Lives Matter comic “It’s a Bird” for DC Comics. That continued his decades-long activism on behalf of racial justice, LGBTQ equality, and expanding democratic access in American society.

He has graciously accepted an invitation to visit Freeport and share his enthusiasm for birding with the young people at the Boys and Girls Club and the community. During his visit, there will be a donation of binoculars to the Club to begin a birdwatching group. Besides his lifelong excitement for birding, Christian has been a dedicated advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
On the evening of June 16th at 6:30 p.m., Christian Cooper will speak about his experience with birding, nature and reflect on social justice and anti-racism efforts within the conservation community and more broadly.

This program is facilitated by Jennifer Johnson, Wild Indigo Associate with Audubon Great Lakes.

Jun 16, 2021 06:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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