Join Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week, “a weeklong personal and professional development initiative for academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action.” Beginning Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 through Thursday, June 25, Academics for Black Lives will hold a series of trainings, which will include readings, lectures, personal reflections and group dialogue with academics around the world. Participants are invited to share their experiences and invite colleagues to join using #Academics4BlackLives.
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness is a call to action. It invites all academics to join in a collective effort to enhance the safety and wellness of Black students, staff, faculty and community members. Non-black academics are encouraged to engage in training on anti-black racism and white supremacy while black academics engage in rest and resistance. There will be virtual synchronous and asynchronous training.
Attached is an invitation by Academics for Black Survival and Wellness to join a week-long training geared towards college campuses beginning on June 19th, 2020.