Today is #Juneteenth , a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. In acknowledgement of this holiday, Equal Justice Works is closed. Read the letter to Equal Justice Works staff from Executive Director David Stern.
#Juneteenth is a time for action, whatever that means for you. Whether you’re spending the day learning, protesting, or reflecting, here are a few resources to guide you 👇
First, a great thread from the Juvenile Law Center ( @JuvLaw1975), one of our Fellowship host organizations, about the history of #Juneteenth and the need for further progress and reform.
For those taking the day to reflect, here’s a great interview from @TheCCR with Fellow @SamahSisay, diving deep into abolition & organizing in our current moment. From Samah: “Abolition is love and creating conditions where communities can thrive."
Demonstrations are happening in cities and towns nationwide. Going to protest? Make sure you #KnowYourRights. Here’s a helpful thread from @ACLU:
No matter how you choose to spend your day, make sure to prioritize your mental health. We offer #EqualJusticeWorks Fellows free subscriptions to @Headspace, a meditation and mindfulness app. 
You can follow @EJW_org.
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