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World Migratory Bird Day Address from Tykee James
May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join Sinnissippi Audubon as we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with Tykee James.
Tykee James joined the National Audubon Society as Government Affairs Coordinator in December of 2018. His background is highlighted with experience as an environmental educator, community organizer, and environmental policy advisor in his hometown, Philadelphia.
As Audubon’s government affairs coordinator, James helps shape and support the organization’s commitment to bipartisan advocacy for birds and the environment. Though he has been busy during the pandemic with leading advocacy trainings, moderating panel discussions, and attending virtual events, he misses the in-person aspects of his job like leading bird walks for members of Congress and their staff.
One of James’ top priorities is moving racial equity and justice forward in the conservation movement. Since he joined Audubon in 2018, James has led numerous equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, including the creation of the People of Color (POC) Affinity Group for Audubon staff. And in response to the racist incident in New York’s Central Park where a white woman threatened Christian Cooper’s life while he was birding, James and fellow Black birders, scientists, and naturalists responded with Black Birders Week. Instead of focusing on trauma, James and co-organizers planned a week centered around strength, pride, style, humor, and fun.
He is also the co-founder of Wildlife Observer Network and host of Brothers in Birding and On Word for Wildlife.
We look forward to hearing his World Migratory Bird Day Address! And we hope you can join us for this virtual event.