In order to be a better ally for my African American friends, family, colleagues, and others over the years, I am dedicated to enhancing my knowledge and understanding about the scourge of racism in America—and to battle against racism by also participating in protest rallies, Black Lives Matters community information sessions, Martin Luther King, Jr. events, and volunteering with local branches of national civic organizations such as my long term affiliation with our local branch of the YWCA (its motto logo appears below):
My learning more to be a better ally has occurred often throughout my university career with my developing educational and professional programming with others to promote awareness and to provide educational opportunities for young people of color—such as bringing youngsters to campus and their meeting with college students and professors of color as role models for career exploration and mentoring, as well as, us going to them in their neighborhood centers for fun learning activities, holiday events, and such.
So unlike some others, I was already aware of some of the history about Juneteenth. But in the spirit of learning more, I went to various websites to do just that, to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and its impact. And I share those resource links below for you as well:
These resources are by no means exhaustive, but they are a start. In the comments below, please feel free to share links to other Juneteenth and anti-racism resources that you have come across.
Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy day! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->