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Special Meeting: Removing “Audubon” From Our Name

June 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

There has been a recent movement among a number of Audubon clubs to remove the word “Audubon” from the name of each organization. The current board of Washtenaw Audubon supports a name change due to the historical evidence for John James Audubon’s slave ownership and racist opinions. Among the Audubon groups that have changed their name or are considering doing so are Detroit Audubon, New York City Audubon, Madison Audubon, Washington DC Audubon, and Seattle Audubon.

The meeting on June 21 at 7:30pm in the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium is to present the reasons for the proposed change, and answer any questions that members or any interested  non-members may have.

We have not made a decision on which name to choose if members agree that a name change is desirable. Members will vote at a future date on whether to change the name of the organization or not.

Everyone with an interest in the issue is invited to attend the informational meeting on June 21.


June 21, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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