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SLA NY - next event Virtual Tour of the Audubon Bird Murals Project (Wed Apr 21, 2021 from 5:30 PM ET)

  • 1.  SLA NY - next event Virtual Tour of the Audubon Bird Murals Project (Wed Apr 21, 2021 from 5:30 PM ET)

    Posted 30 days ago
    Nothing could be more appropriate to celebrate Earth Day from our home.

    Please join us on the night before Earth Day for a virtual walk through The Audubon Bird Mural Project, an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, where John James Audubon (1785-1851) lived the last ten years of his life. All of the birds painted are threatened by climate change. So the Project is designed not only to display the birds' beauty, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. The artworks range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular murals covering the entire side of a building. We will see over 40 murals, plus Audubon's grave site, in a 50-minute slide presentation with live commentary. There will be time afterwards for Q&A.

    Virtual Tour facilitated by Leigh Hallingby, you can find more about Leigh's walks at http://harlemwalks.com/.

    Leigh Hallingby, MSW, MLS, is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side. She is passionate about exploring all five NYC boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours. Leigh is retired from a 36-year career as a non-profit librarian. She loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours and sharing the information about them with attendees. Leigh is a feminist, collector, genealogist, and lover of arts, culture, and travel. After residing in the suburbs of NYC for many years, she now loves living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcuioqz8qH9a7dtIRIdIUyV67-gPtMP4d  


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    Clara Cabrera
    she/her/hers
    DICE Co-Convener
    SLA NY Events Chair/Diversity Co-Chair

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  • 2.  RE: SLA NY - next event Virtual Tour of the Audubon Bird Murals Project (Wed Apr 21, 2021 from 5:30 PM ET)

    Posted 19 days ago
    We had a great event this past week. Leigh Hallingby ( http://harlemwalks.com/ ) gave us a great virtual tour.  I am still hearing form folks who were grateful for the event, and plan to make it to see some of those murals.

    Our recording of Leigh's tour is available to SLA members here:
    Topic: Virtual Tour of the Audubon Bird Murals Project  
    Start Time : Apr 21, 2021 05:17 PM
    Meeting Recording:
    Access Passcode: cS9^D8To

    All the best, Clara


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    Clara Cabrera
    she/her/hers
    DICE Co-Convener
    SLA NY Events Chair/Diversity Co-Chair

    DICE public website: https://connect.sla.org/diversity/home
    DICE posted events (all orgs):
    https://connect.sla.org/diversity/events/calendar
    DICE Social Justice Resources:
    https://connect.sla.org/diversity/resources/resourcessocialjustice
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