Date: 6/18/18 6:26 pm From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Not often on birder's radars: white privilege
I honed my own Barred Owl call by listening to Drew's, Medea! He's long been a facebook friend, and I'm hoping to bird with him someday soon. He was on Hog Island this past weekend, but I was home with my infant son.
As a Latinx woman, I am often the only person of color in birding groups and at festivals, so I know a small bit about what Drew's talking about--but only a small bit, as I'm a fairly light-skinned woman. It's thought-provoking stuff. Has anyone heard about the group Outdoor Afro? Check them out on Facebook--they're doing good work.
Delia in Brunswick
On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 6:20 PM, wrenyen <medea.steinman...> wrote:
> Craig, > Thanks for posting this. Maybe we're on the same science/education lists > because that video came to my attention last week--can't remember how I > happened onto it. > The same wildlife ecologist (J. Drew Lanham) also had an article about > trying to do a BBS as a black man. https://lithub.com/birding- > while-black/. Pretty disturbing stuff--hard to focus on the birds and > the enjoyment while worrying about possible violence. He clearly tries to > keep his sense of humor but he shouldn't have to be thinking about > this. Thought provoking and good awareness building for us white-folk > birders. > Sounds like it would be fun to go birding with him--good barred owl call > in that video. Wish I could do that. > Thanks again, > Medea > > On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:58:31 PM UTC-4, Craig Kesselheim wrote: >> >> Birding friends - I am sharing this in the spirit of an informational and >> non-political perspective on our shared passion; I hope that's OK within >> the listserv community. I don't need replies unless you wish to, and I'm >> happy to receive those off-list. From where I sit it seems like the >> community of birders in the world is not yet representative of who lives in >> our towns and our region. >> >> This is a 2-minute video called "Birding While Black >> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU>." It showed me yet another >> way that I don't have to be reminded of my race: when I step out of the >> house wearing a hoodie and carrying binoculars. For me it was important >> food for thought and action. >> >> Best, >> Craig K >> > -- > Maine birds mailing list > <maine-birds...> > http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds > https://sites.google.com/site/birding207 > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Maine birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to maine-birds+<unsubscribe...> > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >