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Latino Conservation Week with Audubon California

July 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This week is Latino Conservation Week! In celebration, we are partnering with Latino Outdoors to host a panel discussion recognizing the ways members of our LatinX communities engage with the outdoors and the field of conservation. Our panelists represent a wide array of voices including outdoor educators, organizers and conservationists. All are welcome to join us in embracing and celebrating diversity in the outdoors.

Tune in on Thursday, July 23rd from 2 – 3 PM PST via Zoom and Facebook Live.


José González (he/him/él) – Moderator
Founder, Director Emeritus Latino Outdoors
Jose is a Chicano educator and outdoor enthusiast immigrant from Mexico. He grew up and resides in California. He has broad experience as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty.

Xico González (él)
Xicano In The Wilderness
Xico González is an educator, artist, poet, and a political and cultural activista based in Sacramento, CA.  Xico’s work contributes to the long dialogue of art, activism and the legacy of the Chicano Movement.  Brash, evocative, and never shy, González’s art is an intellectual and emotional provocative experience, showcasing the way art and civil-rights activism merge to move communities to action.

Jessica González (she/her/ella)
Wildlife Biologist, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Born and raised in California, Jessica’s love for nature blossomed into a career to support the conservation of California’s wildlife. She currently works with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory surveying for threatened Western snowy plovers who breed in salt pond habitat in the Bay Area. Jessica also works at a small woman-owned Bay Area environmental consulting firm.

Cecilia Álvarez (she/her/ella)
Founder/Director, Green Jay Bird Conservancy
Cecilia collaborates with Community Perspectives, CONABIO and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on Citizen Science projects with communities in the Yucatan Peninsula, México.

Tania Romero (she/her/ella)
Program Coordinator, Audubon Center at Debs Park
Tania’s passion for birds led her to the Audubon Society. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she believed nature or wildlife couldn’t be found in the city. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and double minor in Environmental Studies and Ethnic Studies in 2016, she decided to come back to her home city and is now the Program Coordinator at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, connecting the city of Los Angeles to nature.
Haymar Lim (they/them/elle)
Community Engagement Coordinator, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Haymar serves as a liaison between Richardson Bay Audubon Center and the many individuals and organizations that make up the community here. Haymar works on volunteer powered habitat restoration projects, community science programs, managing our native plant nursery and community outreach. They also provide staff support for the various other needs at the center.


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