Harriet Tubman Legacy Speaker Series: Rodney Stotts

Carolina Raptor Center's annual Harriet Tubman Legacy Speaker Series celebrates diverse individuals in the field of conservation.

This year's Harriet Tubman Legacy Speaker is Rodney Stotts, a master falconer, licensed raptor specialist, educator, and author. Stotts works passionately to educate young people about their environment through birds of prey. 

In the documentary The Falconer, Stotts' present-day mission is woven with the story of his past, both of which are deeply rooted in issues of social and environmental injustice, and consistently orient the viewer to his worldview: nature heals.

Stotts' memoir, Bird Brother, details his journey from a childhood in the tough streets of Southeast Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s to his current career as a master falconer and educator. Eye-opening, witty, and moving, Bird Brother is a love letter to the raptors and humans who transformed what Rodney thought his life could be.

Speaker Series Events:

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Conversation with Rodney Stotts

@ Carolina Raptor Center

10 AM - 12 PM

  • Educational program on falconry
  • Meet one of CRC's falcon ambassadors
  • Conversation with Rodney Stotts and Erin Katzner, President & CEO of CRC
  • Rodney Stotts book signing

Screening of The Falconer*

@ Queens University Sports Complex

12:45 PM - 3 PM

  • Screening of The Falconer documentary
  • Q&A with Rodney Stotts
  • Rodney Stotts book signing

*Ticketed Event. Regular: $10, Members: $8, Students: Free with ID. Purchase tickets now.


Saturday, March 2, 2024


Conversation with Rodney Stotts at Carolina Raptor Center

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Screening of The Falconer at Queens Sports Complex

12:45 PM - 3:00 PM


Conversation with Rodney Stotts:

Included with CRC admission

Screening of The Falconer:

Regular: $10

Members: $8

Students: Free with ID

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Conversation with Rodney Stotts:

Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

Screening of The Falconer

Queens University Sports Complex

2229 Tyvola Road,
Charlotte, NC 28210

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