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Call to Participate in Strike for Black Lives and Black Survival and Wellness Week

8 Jun 2020, 21:54 UTC
Call to Participate in Strike for Black Lives and Black Survival and Wellness Week
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By Gregory RudnickImage credits: https://www.particlesforjustice.org/ and Academics for Black Survival and WellnessAs a community and society we are grieving the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, James Scurlock, Manuel Ellis, and so many others who have been victims of the institutionalized and systemic anti-Black racism that deprives Black people regularly of their lives and livelihood. In this moment of grief and anger we must also confront the ingrained racism within our departments, institutions, disciplines, and communities. We must harness the anger and thirst for change and justice that we are feeling and convert this moment into a movement that is grounded in action at all levels of society. Sometimes it is hard to know where to start with such an endeavor. One way is to start locally, inspired by a global movement. The chance to do this is now. On June 10th, there will be a global day of action, affirming that Black Lives Matter in academia as well as in our communities. This day of action is organized by Particles for Justice and led by physicists Dr. Brian Nord Jr and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein. If you are interested to learn more, please read this Dear ...

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