June 16, 2020

The board of the Minnesota-based International Wolf Center watched the tragic death of George Floyd with shock and dismay.  We are greatly troubled and saddened by the legacy of racism once again exposed by this event.  We are compelled to add our voices to those who strongly condemn racial injustice and racially motivated violence.

While we acknowledge that we cannot fully understand the pain felt by the African American community and other communities of color, we commit to spend more time listening and learning from these communities. Furthermore, we commit to identify specific ways in which we can work together with these communities to dismantle racist structures and systems.  We ask that our community of supporters hold us accountable and participate with us as we learn and take action.

From the board of directors at the International Wolf Center