Seattle Audubon values diversity in our work and services and strives to create a diverse Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, membership, and financial supporters that fully represent the rich variety of our community. Seattle Audubon recognizes that the future strength of our organization rests firmly on our commitment to engage, value, and respect the richness of diverse communities. Seattle Audubon seeks to enhance the quality of life for all residents of King County as our mission states: Seattle Audubon advocates and organizes for cities where people and birds thrive. Seattle Audubon believes that no person should be excluded from participation on the basis of age, race, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or gender expression, class, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief, or for any other discriminatory reason.
Read more about Seattle Audubon’s work to become an anti-racist organization and promote inclusion on our Equity & Justice pages.
Seattle Audubon was saddened to learn about the culture of “intimidation and threats” experienced by people of color and women at the National Audubon Society, which was uncovered in an investigative report published by Politico last week.
Under the guise of “no politics” policies, administrators of some online groups suppressed and deleted posts addressing the intersections of race, racism, and birding and banned group members who raised these important issues.