Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 3, 2020

‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity & Takes on Racism in the Outdoors 

Audubon Announced

Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors

Sparked by a racist incident last week in Central Park, the new initiative aims to boost recognition and representation of Black people enjoying and studying the natural world.

Last Friday morning, four days after a video of a racist incident in New York’s Central Park swept across the internet, birder Corina Newsome posted a video to Twitter.

“For far too long, Black people in the United States have been shown that outdoor exploration activities are not for us,” she said, standing before a backdrop of lush spring foliage. “Whether it be the way the media chooses to present who is the ‘outdoorsy’ type, or the racism Black people experience when we do explore the outdoors, as we saw recently in Central Park. Well, we’ve decided to change that narrative.”

Read more  to see see all that is planned for the week at ‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors | Audubon


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