This week saw yet another tragic killing of a black man. George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police is yet another call for us to organize against racist violence. Below, we have the messaging to help you do this.
Amplify Values In These Emerging Issues
Justice for George Floyd
The cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery's murder, followed by this week's video capturing the tragic killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, serve as more stark reminders of the dehumanization and indignity faced by Black men in our country, and the need for us all to come together as a community to repudiate it and call for an end to racist violence.
Communications Tools: Use the Opportunity Agenda's Ten Lessons for Talking About Race and Improving Media Coverage and Public Perceptions of African-American Men and Boys to uplift the values that we all should be able to enjoy.
Upcoming Media Hooks & Events
May 28 - June 9
Events and Cultural Hooks
- May 28 - Join Bronx Defenders on Instagram Live at 6 p.m. ET for a discussion of legal rights amid the Covid-19 crisis.
- June 2 - Movement for Justice in El Barrio presents a Charla (Conversation) with Immigrant Women from El Barrio Impacted by COVID-19 at 7 p.m. eastern. Lean how low-income, immigrant, communities of color have been affected at a higher rate than any other demographic in New York City and the movement's response in dispersing much-needed aid and resources to its immigrant community in East Harlem. Sign up.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
- Indian Removal Act signed by President Andrew Jackson - May 28, 1830
- Sojourner Truth gives her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio - May 29, 1851
- "Brown II" order issued by the Supreme Court requiring schools be integrated “with all deliberate speed" - May 30, 1955
- Birthday of "poet of democracy" Walt Whitman - May 31, 1819
- Assassination of Dr. George Tiller, medical director of Women's Health Care Services of Wichita, KS - May 31, 2009
- Suicide of Kalief Browder after two years in solitary confinement for minor theft, sparking closure of Rikers Island jail and renewed calls for criminal justice reform - June 6, 2015
- Supreme Court upholds "right of marital privacy" - June 7, 1965