Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures: Christian cooper

Please join the HCWPA for a Literary Evening with Christian Cooper.  He is a member of the Harvard College Class of 1984.

As stated in the Pittsburgh Arts & Lecture website:

"Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up.

Christian Cooper is a self-described “Blerd” (Black nerd), an avid comics fan, and expert birder who devotes every spring to gazing upon the migratory birds that stop in Central Park. While in the park one morning in May 2020, Cooper was engaged in his birdwatching ritual when what might have been a routine encounter with a dog walker exploded age-old racial tensions. Cooper’s viral video of the incident sent shock waves through the nation.

In Better Living Through Birding, Cooper tells the story of his extraordinary life leading up to the now-infamous incident in Central Park and shows how birding prepared him to be a gay, Black man in America today. Equal parts memoir, travelogue, and primer on the art of birding, this is Cooper’s story of learning to claim and defend space for himself and others like him, from introducing the first gay storylines at Marvel Comics to life-changing birding expeditions around the world. Better Living Through Birding recounts Cooper’s journey through the wonderful world of birds and what they can teach us about life, if only we would look and listen."

Please purchase your tickets directly from the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at https://pittsburghlectures.org/lectures/christian-cooper/



6:00PM - 8:00PM Thu 15 Jun 2023, Eastern timezone


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

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