Words From Our Director: Confronting Racial Inequality

Tuck Hines head and shoulders picture

The commitment of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) to diversity, equal opportunity and justice remains ever strong in the face of ongoing tragic events. The SERC community supports the statement by Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch deploring violence and racism against people of color.  We continue to advance our research, education and public programs to inform environmental justice as a powerful cornerstone to social and economic justice. Our strength is based on the diversity and determination of our community.  We count you as part of that community and that determination.

-Anson "Tuck" Hines
Director, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center