| As part of #BlackBirdersWeek, National Audubon Society’s Government Affairs Coordinator and former Audubon PA fellow, Tykee James, hosted Facebook Live events with two phenomenal panels of Black birders. You may see yourself in the panelists or in the anecdotes they share. Maybe some of both. Regardless, the conversations are honest, eye-opening, and thought-provoking. They are unsettling and humorous. Heartbreaking and hopeful. It can’t be overstated how powerful these conversations are and how important it is to share in them. You can watch them here and here.|
Listening comes up over and over again in the episodes mentioned above, the resources listed below, and in conversations across the network. Truly listening. Setting aside preconceptions and opening up to truly hear and learn from the perspectives and experiences of others.
As David Ringer, Audubon’s Chief Network Officer, put it last week, “We need to say explicitly that everyone should feel welcome and safe in the Audubon family, and we need to help change the laws and practices that continue to perpetuate injustice. Yes, that’s part of our conservation mission!” Read more from #BlackBirdersWeek