A Message From The Escondido Creek Conservancy:
We’re grieving along with the rest of the country for all the black lives we keep losing to systemic racism. As Dr. King recognized, “all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny.” The fabric of our nation has never been whole—it was torn by racism from the beginning and these tears persist today.
There is something seriously wrong in our country when Christian Cooper, a black man, can’t even go birding without having the police called on him.
Dismantling 400+ years of institutional racism, including within conservation, is a monumental task which demands our urgent attention. Everyone needs to do their part, including the Conservancy.
We will be taking steps to educate ourselves on how to be more diverse, equitable, and anti-racist. We are learning our blind spots and looking to eliminate unconscious biases within our organization. The Conservancy is beginning a process to update our 5-year strategic plan and welcome all voices at the table. If you’d like to join our strategic plan mailing list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are listening, and want to hear from you.
We pledge to support changes that will lead us to a just, anti-racist, society.
-The Escondido Creek Conservancy