2014 marked the centenary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Numbering in the billions in 1800, the last bird died on September 1, 1914; driven to extinction by human activity.
In conjunction with the University of Iowa Theme Semester: The American Dream, Humanize My Hoodie brings insight into the lives and experiences of black people and the societal biases they must navigate daily. Humanize My Hoodie is a National Art Exhibit dismantling the stigma of black people in hoodies. The exhibit and related programming seeks to further the discussion with hoodies intended to dismantle the stigma associated with clothing.