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In support of justice for George Floyd: Ways you can help

As we listen to Black voices, it's clear that statements of support are only the start of the work we need to do to make sure our public spaces are safe and welcoming to all people. This work is crucial to our vision for the river and its communities. And right now, our communities are overwhelmed with need. Here are some ways you can help.  >>

June 1

Justice for George Floyd

George Floyd

Illustration of George Floyd by Andrés Guzman.

We are deeply saddened and outraged by the brutal killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. We stand in solidarity with those who seek justice for his murder.

As long as people of color live in fear of police violence, environmental justice is not possible. And as long as people of color are made unwelcome or unsafe, we cannot have truly public spaces.

Read more, including ways you can help. >>

May 28

Equity at FMR

Friends of the Mississippi River believes that the Mississippi River belongs to all of us and that its ecological, recreational, economic and social benefits should flow equally to all people in our community. We are committed to the ongoing work of becoming culturally competent, welcoming and inclusive of all people both within our organization as well as in the range of issues and challenges that we engage in.

Learn more about our equity statement and strategic action plan. >>