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Friday, June 19, 2020

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Newswise Special Wire for Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Movement


Newswise Special Wire for Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Movement

This special edition of the Newswise Wires provides up-to-date news and experts on the developing Black Lives Matter protests and the struggle for Civil Liberties. For more stories, please see our Police Violence and Civil Liberties channels.

Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’

Today, Juneteenth — which celebrates the abolition of slavery — coincides with protests across the U.S. against racial injustice. Society has become inspired to renew their interest in African American history — a legacy filled with tragedy, in...

Expert Available

– University of Kentucky

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

– Newswise

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Defund or Reform? BLM and Policing Expert Panel: Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

Black Lives Matter and "De-funding the Police": Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

– Newswise

IU experts available to comment on origins and significance of Juneteenth celebration

– Indiana University

Story of jailed 17th-century Iberian “mulatto pilgrim” told in new book by John K. Moore Jr.

The book tells the story of a man jailed for impersonating a priest in 1693 Spain, when he was likely trying to escape racial persecution. It gives readers a fascinating look at a centuries-old legal case against a man on pilgrimage and shows how Ibe...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tearing Down Statues Won’t End Structural Racism

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Medical Minute: Talking to Children About Racism and Diversity

No matter a child’s age, the right time for parents to talk about the dangers of racism—and the benefits of diversity—is now.

Expert Available

– Penn State Health

Pride Month should incorporate racial justice and honor LGBTQ+ leaders of color

– West Virginia University

Pope Francis' remarks on George Floyd murder and "sin of racism" fit a longer pattern, says Notre Dame expert

– University of Notre Dame

"People need to keep in mind that policing in the United States is an outgrowth of white plantation owners desire to keep Black bodies on their plantations"

– University of California, Irvine

Free Speech Expert Can Comment on Kneeling in Sports and by Police

– University of Delaware

Corporate Messaging in a Time of Turmoil

In the wake of unrest like that from the George Floyd protests, some companies will be slow to release statements, wary of having their message misconstrued by those who disagree. But silence is not a winning strategy, says marketing professor Amna ...

Expert Available

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Civil Rights Scholar Available to Discuss Racism, George Floyd Protests

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Effects of Tear Gas, Pepper Spray Exposure

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Child Trauma Expert Available to Discuss How Parents Can Speak with Children About Nationwide Unrest

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

After the Fierce Urgency of Now Passes: A Call for Moral Leadership

– University of California, Irvine

Scholar of civil rights on why America typically takes "two steps forward and one step back" following periods of protest over inequality.

– Academy Communications

NYC Subway Data Reveals Communities of Color Carry the Burden of Essential Work and COVID-19

A new study shows there was substantial social distancing inequalities throughout New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers reported that areas with the lowest individual income and a greater percentage of non-white and/or Hispanic/Lati...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

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UNH Experts Available to Comment on What History Teaches About Protests

As activists around the world organize protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, and some escalate into more violent conflicts, experts at the University of New Hampshire point to historical parallels between the current Black Lives Matter prote...

Expert Available

– University of New Hampshire

We should not be afraid to discuss reparations for slavery

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Police Brutality and BLM Protests: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 2nd, 2PM EDT

Demonstrations spread across the U.S. to confront the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police. Experts will discuss how to prevent more unarmed black men and women from being killed by police, and what can be done by individuals outside ...

– Newswise

Democracy’s Shapeshifting Past—and Its Uncertain Future

David Stasavage, author of the newly released "The Decline and Rise of Democracy", discusses democracy's past--and future.

– New York University

The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiqui

Staying healthy mentally and physically while protesting during a pandemic

– Keck Medicine of USC

Civil rights scholar: “I fear for my Black son every day”

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Americans Look to Presidential Candidates to Address Injustices

– Virginia Tech

Policing experts weigh in on protests and police practices across the nation

– Arizona State University (ASU)





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