Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen uprisings triggered by state-sanctioned violence against Black people including George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and many others, but our suffering goes back further than the present moment. We are living through a time in which BIPOC are more likely to be victims of police violence, more likely to die from Covid-19 and more likely to hold essential jobs that endanger their health and the health of their loved ones. These stressors impact our lives and our work. Despite this harsh reality, it’s important that we take moments to hold space and be in community with one another as we’ve seen in moments of joy during protests. Join us in a BIPOC Community Call in celebration of Juneteenth as we discuss how we’re experiencing both joy and frustration in our work and everyday lives.
We kindly ask allies and comrades who identify as non-BIPOC to sit this one out.
The call will take place on June 19th from 2-3PM and will be facilitated by Traci Mark (METRO) and Zakiya Collier (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture).