June 19th marks the date in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Last year, in 2021, it was recognized as a federal holiday.
Sunrise Banks will be closed on Monday, June 20, to observe Juneteenth.
In light of the occasion, we’ve compiled resources from a variety of different sources on how to support the Black community. This list is by no means exhaustive, but provides strong reference points for those wanting to learn more about systemic racism and become an ally.
- Harvard Off Site Link, Berkeley Off Site Link and the University of Washington Off Site Link have all created helpful resource lists that include books, articles and videos on anti-racism and how to be an ally.
- The Shriver Center on Poverty Law has created a helpful resource page Off Site Link.
- The New York Times has a page Off Site Link dedicated to race and racism in America.
- Ibram X. Kendi Off Site Link has also compiled an anti-racist reading list. Off Site Link
Organizations that Support Racial Justice
- The Minnesota Alliance on Crime has compiled a list of organizations supporting racial justice. View it here Off Site Link.
- Another guide from Arizona State can be found here Off Site Link.