20 Jul 2022
Flock Together are hosting the launch of their debut book Outsiders: The Outdoors is Yours on the rooftop at our Spitalfields home; including a Q&A and a book signing with the authors.
Nature is a powerful source of creativity, inspiration and healing; however, it has not always felt like a safespace for people of colour. Flock Together is here to change that, by inspiring everyone, regardless of race, religion or economic status, to build their relationship with the outdoors and embrace all that nature has to offer.
Founded by Ollie Olanipekun and Nadeem Perera in summer 2020, Flock Together is the UK’s first birdwatching collective for people of colour. Ollie and Nadeem share a mutual love of nature – it is their outlet when faced with neglect and prejudice, it is a place for deep thought and discovery, and it is the foundation on which their friendship and community is built.
Part memoir, part manifesto, Outsiders is Flock Together’s call-to-action. Divided into six parts, each chapter focuses on a key pillar in the Flock’s mission:
Make Nature a Must
Nature as my Healer
Building a Community
Who runs nature?