BUILDING A MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY

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We are committed to environmental justice through...

Redressing the inequities brought about through undemocratic, racist policies, laws, and actions that have denied resources and imposed damaging urban projects fragmenting the community, its institutions and culture. 

Restoring the community through lifting up the voices of its residents, seeking allocation of resources, and addressing the structural barriers to achieving our residents' aspirations. 

Renewing the community's healthy, interconnected, sustainable economic, cultural, and spiritual environment. 

A Call to the Environmental Community

The environmental movement has been impacted by a culture of racism and exclusion, which has led to the funding and centering of mostly white-led organizations. To dismantle the systems that have allowed this to happen, we're partnering with Mandi McAlister of Hummingbird. Through collective learning and action, we can start Building a Multicultural Environmental Community.

 

We invite community members and organizations here in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin to join in our mission to build a multicultural environmental community and movement by:

  • Dismantling white supremacy

  • Decentering whiteness

  • Fighting racism

  • Advocating for environmental justice

 

Community members of all races and identities are welcome to join in building this multicultural community. We invite folks to commit to action in their personal and professional lives, as it is not enough to learn about white supremacy and racism. We must take action against it.

 

Organizations as a whole are also invited to join in this work as a Committed Partner. Participation from Committed Partners is crucial for dismantling systems of oppression and racism that exist at the structural level of our organizations and in the environmental movement. When we change the systems and structures, we can transform the environmental movement.


Visit the Building a Multicultural Environmental Community project page here to join more than 90 community members and the Committed Partners listed below in this movement.

Committed Partners

Special Acknowledgements

This program is inspired by the following anti-racism educators and activists. we encourage you to get to know them and support their work: August Ball, Ibram X. KendiLayla F. Saad, and Leah Thomas

Thank you to Sandra Jones for her guidance throughout this project. Thank you to David Thomas of Nearby Nature for his assistance in launching this project.