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Dr. Drew Lanham: Coloring the Conservation Conversation
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9/12/2022 3:00 PM
714 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007, US
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A Terry Todd International Speaker Series event

Monday, September 12, 6-7 pm, followed by book signing from 7-8pm 

Location: Chenery Auditorium, 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Fee: free

Registration Deadline: none

Books will be available for purchase.


Lanham will discuss what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist, college professor, poet, author and conservation activist blend to bring our awareness of the natural world and our moral responsibility for it forward in new ways. Candid by nature — and because of it — Lanham will examine how conservation must be a rigorous science and evocative art, inviting diversity and race to play active roles in celebrating our natural world.


J. Drew Lanham is a native of Edgefield and Aiken, South Carolina. He holds an endowed chair as an Alumni Distinguished Professor and was named an Alumni Master Teacher in 2012. Dr. Lanham is a widely published author and award-nominated poet, writing about his experiences as a birder, hunter and wild, wandering soul. He is the author of “The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature” and “Sparrow Envy”

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