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Washington Wild Stands in Solidarity with General Strike for Black Lives

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

On Friday, June 12th, Washington Wild staff will be joining Black Lives Matter-Seattle/King County in a general strike to advocate for structural change in our communities. Racial and environmental justice are inextricably linked. We cannot address environmental exploitation without addressing colonialism, white supremacy, and systemic racism. 

As Black Lives Matter-Seattle/King County writes on their website:

“Racism is its own pandemic. It’s killing us, and we are fighting to survive and thrive…There’s never been a time in American history where Black people have not lived and died under the unrelenting boot of racism and systematic oppression. If we truly want to create something that we’ve never had before, then we need to be willing to do things that we’ve never done before.”

We are working to broaden our understanding, become better allies, and create positive change in our organization. We welcome your feedback in this process and invite you to join us in showing up for justice, on Friday and every day.

Find a BLM solidarity event near you.

Read our statement in support of Black Lives Matter and find useful resources here.

Read more about the strike and BLM-Seattle/King County’s demands here.