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Black and Brown Lives Matter at the Urban Ecology Center

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Monday, 01 June 2020
Black and Brown Lives Matter at the Urban Ecology Center

Our Equity, Dignity, and Justice staff group prepared this message on behalf of the Urban Ecology Center:

We are heartbroken over the murder of George Floyd, the killing of Joel Acevedo, and the countless others who have been discriminated against, harassed, assaulted, and killed because of the color of their skin. We strive to create a world where people of color are able to live without fear of harassment and violence.

Our mission is to connect people in cities to nature and each other and we acknowledge that systemic racism can keep people of color from exploring and learning from nature (as in the case of Christian Cooper who was birdwatching in Central Park), and that fear of even leaving the house is something that people of color face every day. No one should feel afraid while taking a walk in their own neighborhood.

With three urban, environmental community centers in one of the most segregated cities in America, we understand the important role we play in combating this system and will continue to work with local organizations to provide dignity and safety in our neighborhoods.

We stand in solidarity with those who mourn George Floyd's death and express our deepest sympathy to those who, time and time again, must mourn the deaths of innocent Black lives within the systemic racism found in America. This has to change.

Please join the Urban Ecology Center in our continued effort to educate, inspire, and support future environmental leaders of all races and backgrounds.

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