There are a lot of related events in the Niagara Region that are happening outside of the BON23 February 17-20 schedule. We would like you to be aware of them and so we are posting them here. Please check them out and attend and or support them if you can. Birding, Conservation, and Social Justice related events. BON23 is pleased to endorse these events.
Cold Sowing Workshop Saturday February 18 2-4 PM
Presented by Sylvin Ashbrook
Co-hosted by Grassroots Gardens of WNY, and the Buffalo and Erie Public Library. FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE CLICK HERE
LOCATION Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo
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Title: Free Renty: Lanier vs. Harvard
Director/Producer: David Grubin
There will be a panel discussion after the film.
Free Renty tells the story of Tamara Lanier, an African American woman determined to force Harvard University to cede possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard professor to “prove” the superiority of the white race. The images remain emblematic of America’s failure to acknowledge the cruelty of slavery, the racist science that supported it and the white supremacy that continues to infect our society today. The film focuses on Lanier and tracks her lawsuit against Harvard and features attorney Benjamin Crump, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and scholars Ariella Azoulay and Tina Campt.
Beyond Boundaries is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, the Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. This screening is held in the Burchfield Penney Art Center and is free and open to the public.
The series is curated by Professors Ruth Goldman and Meg Knowles
Birds on the Niagara is pleased to partner with The Spark Bird Project. The Spark Bird Project is designed to gather and share the stories of people’s passion for birds while gaining scientific insights into a critical missing piece in the understanding of the ecology of birds - birders themselves. Learn more and share your spark bird story today at www.spark-bird.org!
Joe Brewer, author of The Design Pathway for Regenerating Earth (2021) and an emerging global leader in bioregional regeneration, is visiting Toronto, Ithaca, Cleveland, and Rochester in early February. He will be sharing his insights on bioregionalism followed by an interactive discussion on Friday February 10 at Greentopia in Rochester. Additional events, including field trips to local regenerative projects and reflections will be held on Saturday February 11 from 10-12 (field trips) and 2-4 (reflections, location TBD). Virtual options are available for speaking events on both days.
Joe is also the founder of Earth Regenerators, a 4300+ member global network of activists and experts, of the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution, of Barichara Ecoversity in Barichara, Colombia, and of Bioregional Activators. He is an inspiring speaker, complexity researcher, and transdisciplinary scholar who is devoting his life to helping humanity through the sustainability bottleneck. He weaves insights from the scientific study of cultural evolution, human cognition, and earth systems science into frameworks for action.