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History of Birding and Ornithology among Black and Brown Communities

April 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Speaker Series with Jason Hall: “History of Birding and Ornithology among Black and Brown Communities”

Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us as we explore the history of birding and ornithology among Black and Brown communities. We will discuss some of the pivotal figures in history, as well as some current figures in birding and ornithology. We will also discuss what we can do as a community to continue opening doors and removing historically systemic obstacles that have prevented Black and Brown birders from participating safely in the outdoors.

Part of 2022: The Year of Birds at Awbury Arboretum

Cost: FREE; but registration required and capped at 30

Registration is required and limited to 30 people; please use the form below.  At this time, all participants must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while in the Cope House.

Location: The Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia 19138

Questions?  Please contact Nancy at npasquier@awbury.org.

Funding for this event has been provided by Spring Point Partners, PA Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Jason Hall is a scientist and community-based science educator, photographer, #BlackBirder, dog lover, LGBTQ+ ally, political junkie, and mixed family advocate. Jason is the found of In Color Birding Club, an organization founded in 2021 to make the birding experience a positive one for BIPOC folks and their allies. He also has a side business, Waxwing Photography, which Jason calls “Philantography,” since he donates profits from photography jobs to support pet shelters and pet foster programs across southeastern Pennsylvania. Follow Jason at @thebirdingbeardsman and follow In Color Birding at @incolorbirdingclub.


April 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Francis Cope House
One Awbury Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138