It’s been 23 days since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in police custody. As a result of this and numerous other instances of brutality, protests have erupted across the United States as Americans call for justice and drastic changes to law enforcement. Across the country, countless Americans have come together to protest racism, advocate for criminal justice reform and share stories and resources to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
As white Americans begin to understand the reality of life for people of color in this country, many are wondering what they can do to support the movement. Justice in June, a resource compiled by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace, provides a starting place for people trying to become better allies.
The resource provides three options based on the time an individual is willing to commit each day to work on becoming more informed. You can choose from 10, 25, or 45-minute options per day. Each selection provides a month’s worth of daily readings, podcasts, and TED Talks, as well as additional resources for taking action and increasing your impact.
Here at the Graduate College, we strongly believe in the importance of becoming active allies to the Black community, and we want to amplify the voices and stories of Black Americans by sharing the Justice In June resources. During June, we hope you will join us by engaging with #JusticeinJune content for at least 10 minutes each day.