Black Birders Week: “The Falconer” Film

Celebrate Black Birders Week (May 30 through June 5) with us through a free online screening of The Falconer, a documentary following Master Falconer Rodney Stotts as he strives to build a bird sanctuary and provide nature access to his stressed community in Washington D.C. It’s a story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who dropped out of high school, and for Rodney himself.

We’re co-sponsoring this Zoom “watch party” on Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m. with Nature in the the City and Outdoor Afro. There will be a Q&A discussion after the film. For details, registration, and a film trailer, see:

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Black Birders Week was created in 2020 by BlackAFinSTEM in response to the Central Park birdwatching harassment incident and police brutality against Black Americans. It spotlights Black birders and focuses on joy experienced in the natural world, as well as the work to be done to combat racism and promote inclusivity in racism. View the week’s national events here. Then join us for the film and discussion on Friday!