We would like to start this letter by stating that all of us at Tiny Green Trees are deeply saddened by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We mourn for these individuals, their families, and countless other lives that have been lost due to racial injustice, police brutality, and white supremacy that plagues our nation.
At Tiny Green Trees we are supportive of the Black Lives Matter protests and civil rights movements that are taking place throughout the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin, all over the United States and globally. We acknowledge that systemic white supremacy and police brutality is real, prevalent, and active in America and that it is not new. At Tiny Green Trees, we oppose racism, discrimination, and violence of all kinds. We are listening to the voices of the Black community, supporting them, and are educating ourselves on what they are telling us.
At Tiny Green Trees, we believe that every child and every human being deserves to be treated equally and fairly. We believe that nature is a human right and we will continue to fight for this right for all children. In order to do so, we as educators need to acknowledge our implicit biases and the systems of inequalities in place that affect BIPOC. We are committed to continued education on our implicit biases, becoming antiracist in early childhood education as well as our daily lives, and fighting for racial equity.
Below you can find some helpful links that support this movement. We look forward to you joining us on this journey.
- How to talk to your children about protests and racism
- Webinars, action guides, and book recommendations
- Donate to Local Milwaukee Organizations
Kaisee Wiesmueller, director,
Kelly and Jeremy Belot, owners,
And all Tiny Green Trees employees