Quail Springs acknowledges that U.S. structures of governance enable police violence against black and brown people at a disproportionately high rate. We stand in solidarity with the number of Black Lives Matter protests that are happening in large cities across the United States and the world to oppose these systems of oppression and police violence.
We are an environmental organization located on unceded Chumash territory that has reaped advantages from a nationwide history of systematic racism. In particular, as an environmental organization focused on food, housing, and water justice, we recognize the history of black enslavement for industry and agriculture, and the dispossession of indigenous peoples and black folks of land and resources. This is a central part of history in the US that carries forward today and must be addressed in the current context.
We recognize our responsibility to use our platform to bring attention to the injustices that have occurred historically and continue to occur in the United States as well as around the world. No agriculture or society is sustainable without justice. Members of our community, specifically white community members, are pooling funds to donate to black-led movements against racism. We encourage others, specifically white people, to join us in donating what you can. Black Lives Matter.