Save the Redwoods League extends our support and allyship to Asian and Pacific Islander communities
We at Save the Redwoods League condemn violence against Asian and Pacific Islander people in the United States. Anti-Asian hate crimes have been rising since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and culminated in a mass killing of Asian women in Georgia this week. We understand that there is a connection between the exclusion and oppression committed against Asian immigrants during the eugenics movement of the early 20th century and the continued racial violence we are witnessing today.
Many of the reported incidents recently have occurred in California, and we realize that some of our Asian and Pacific Islander community members may be fearful of stepping outdoors, let alone recreating in redwood parks. Our hearts go out to these communities. We offer our steadfast allyship to them and commit to doing all we can with our parks partners to ensure that acts of violence, whether microaggressions or physical violence, are not tolerated on our shared public lands. We encourage our broader community to do the same.
We will continue to elevate the perspectives, needs, and interests of marginalized communities in our work, all the while creating community-informed redwood parks experiences that will help to provide a sense of well-being and connection for all Californians. Learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives at the League.