Juneteenth Week Kicks Off with Resources and Information on Antiracism
June 16, 2021 – Grambling, LA – Today, The Doug Williams Center launched its digital Antiracism Resource Guide and an online educational campaign to help communities embrace Juneteenth, many of which are doing so for the first time.
“During the last 18 months, organizations and individuals across our nation publicly recognized the significance of social advancement for Black Americans for the first time,” said Brandon A. Logan, the Center’s Executive Director. “According to our research, there are still many who want to make important strides, but don’t know how. This digital resource guide and the ongoing campaign will address those needs.”
According to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, being antiracist means actively fighting against racism with a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. The Doug Williams Center works with college and professional sports organizations to create racial equity and gender inclusivity solutions. With the introduction of their new evolving resource guide, the Center provides partners like Learfield IMG College with tools for their employees to continually advance their working culture.
The Center’s new Digital Antiracism Resource Guide recommends a curated collection of documentaries, books, articles, videos and podcasts. Additionally, there is a segment dedicated to Juneteenth and several content recommendations for teaching children about American history, Juneteenth and equitable values.
“We are upholding the 156-year tradition of celebrating American emancipation by educating communities about how they can be active participants in the advancement of American communities,” said Raven Thissel, Marketing & PRDirector.
Learn more about antiracism by exploring the DWC AntiRacism Resource Guide.