Spring Audubon Talk: Molly Adams, Founder of the Feminist Bird Club
March 6, 2020 , 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for our fourth seasonal Audubon Talk hosted by the Birmingham Zoo with special guest Molly Adams, Founder and President of the Feminist Bird Club as well as Advocacy and Outreach Manager for New York City Audubon. Molly will discuss the history and evolving mission of the Feminist Bird Club, and ways this work is informed by her new position at NYC Audubon. This talk will include an overview of the NYC Audubon’s success in passing bird friendly building legislation in New York City, and a discussion regarding ways of creating a welcoming space for birders of all backgrounds and abilities.
In 2016, Molly founded the Feminist Bird Club, a bird watching club in New York City for LGBTQIA+ folks, women, and people of color. This club acts as a safe way for birders of all backgrounds and gender identities to get outdoors in urban areas while also fundraising for basic human rights. After a feature in The New York Times, versions of the club were started in Boston, Chicago, Michigan, Toronto, Seattle, and Buenos Aires—with more in the works. Molly holds an MA in marine conservation and policy from Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and a BA in critical and visual studies from Pratt Institute, with an emphasis on sustainability and natural history museums.
The details: Reception will be from 6–6:30 p.m. with the talk running from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Zoo’s Altec/Styslinger Learning Center (2630 Cahaba Road). When you go through the main entrance and through the glass doors in the lobby, the learning center is on your right. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes. For more information, please email us.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible