Black Lives Matter at Audubon Minnesota. We are committed to listening and learning and we know that this country's legacy of slavery and racism still make it difficult and downright dangerous for many people to participate in activities that white people take for granted.
We will not tolerate racist sentiments and behavior and we condemn the systems that undermine the humanity, rights, and freedom of Black people.
The outdoors – and the joy of birds – should be safe and welcoming for all people. That’s the reality Audubon and our partners want to see. And we want your help.
Things you can do right now:
- Support and listen to the Minneapolis/St. Paul communities that are rebuilding and fighting for justice. They need all of us right now.
- Call out racism when you see it.
- Educate yourself on the history of racism and the subtle ways racism is perpetuated today.
- Follow #BlackBirdersWeek on social media which is organized by a group of Black scientists, naturalists, nature lovers, and birders, including Audubon's Government Affairs Coordinator Tykee James.