Celebrate Juneteenth, Celebrate Freedom
Juneteenth marks the day the American Civil War ended, redeeming those who were enslaved for over two centuries as free people. Commemorate the liberation, and celebrate Juneteenth just exactly how you would celebrate July 4th. Still recognize that the road ahead for equity and justice still continues, but take the Juneteenth weekend and take action to be better!
Be Heard- Use Your Voice
Petitions bring awareness to lawmakers for policy and law reform for specific causes. They also embody the public outcry for causes have action be taken. Have your voice heard through petitions. These are a few petitions that demand change or action in support with the Black community.
Justice for Breonna Taylor still remains at large. The officers involved haven’t been issued any appropriate measures of disciplinary. Raise awareness and sign the petition for the state of Kentucky and it’s elected officials to take action and answer why the “no-knock” policy was violated in Breonna’s death.
This petition supports prohibiting police from use of force and unnecessary arrests for non-dangerous behaviors, ensuring police funds are reallocated to local communities. Divest from the police and have those funds reinvested for a thriving and peaceful future.
Be Kind- Lend a Hand
Donate to Gofundme campaigns for families of victims of racism and police brutality helping with financial assistance for memorials, legal fees, etc.
Be Conscious- Learn More
In order to be better, we need to actively be conscious. Take action to learn more about the Black experience, the systems that have been in place that contribute to oppression to the Black community. Watch Renni Eddo-Lodge, activist and author, speak about her experience. Educate yourself, educate others.
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.