In response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests across the United States against systemic racism and police brutality, JSA’s students formed a Racial Justice Task Force. This task force is excited to present a Racial Justice Week.
From August 17th -21st, JSA’s students will host digital events addressing the issue of systemic racism, with the hope of providing JSA students, alumni, and supporters with tools and resources to fight against racism in their communities.
- Monday, August 17th: The History of Race. Ever wondered how the concept of race came to be? Join us on social media as we share resources about the history of race and how it has impacted how we view the world as we know it.
- Tuesday, August 18th: The School-to-Prison Pipeline. Students of color, specifically black and brown students, are disproportionately impacted by the school-to-prison pipeline. We will discuss how this impacts our community and how you can address the school-to-prison pipeline.
- Wednesday, August 19th: Voting & Systemic Racism. Do you want to learn how to combat systemic racism in voting? JSA is teaming up with our partners at The Advancement Project to underscore the impact of systemic racism, especially as it relates to voting in the U.S. Register Here
- Thursday, August 20th: Should We End Policing? Join us for an in-depth conversation on the state of policing as we know it. Our guest speaker will be Professor Alex Vitale, author of the nationally acclaimed book The End of Policing. Donations are welcome and can be made at registration. Register Here
- Friday, August 21st: How to be a Better Ally. On our last day of Racial Justice Week, we will share resources and toolkits about how to be a better ally in the racial justice movement and how you can have conversations about race in your communities!