Juneteenth and Opportunities For Action

Hi Friends,
I hope you are safe and healthy. Thank you for all of the interest in having Facing Race in Arlington host a training or two. We’re working on putting that together. We’re also working on facilitating some discussions for our members, so watch for more information about that soon.
There are a few upcoming events that might interest you:
- Thursday, June 18 (TONIGHT) from 6–8 pm, the Arlington County Board is hosting a “Virtual Listening Session on Policing and Racial Justice
- Monday, June 22 from 7–8:30 pm, Arlington Public Schools is hosting a “Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism
- If you’re interested in joining the Arlington NAACP Chapter, they will have a New Member Orientation on Thursday, June 24
Juneteenth celebrations are happening this weekend, starting Friday! Please check them out:
SixNineteen (organized by Movement for Black Lives)
Juneteenth for Justice (organized by Yolande Kwinana)
Arlington Black Employees Council Juneteenth Peace Rally
NAACP Community Outreach Event in Green Valley
Please share other opportunities if you see them.
Please engage with this image:
- Grace Haley and Ian Karbal write about how “Amid calls for police reform, new dataset shows where police money has flowed in Congress” (OpenSecrets.org, 6/5/20)
- EmbraceRace email update with LOTS of resources and great information including how to engage with your kids about these subjects
- Video “Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi on how to become aware of privilege” (CBS News, 6/5/20)
- Lorraine Berry shared “13 great books about the black experience in America” (LA Times, 6/4/20)
- Devon Kidd suggests “3 Questions White Students Should Ask Themselves Before Checking In On Black Classmates” (HuffPost, 6/14/20)
- Arlington Magazine has a section on Race & Equity with some interesting stories.
- Harvard Business School shared a case study on “African American Inequality in the United States,” available for free (Harvard Business School, 9/30/19, revised 6/15/20)
Listen. Amplify. Follow.

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