Juneteenth marks June 19th 1865, the day slaves in Texas were finally told they were free. This march, like the holiday, is an opportunity for celebration, but also a moment to measure progress on the road to freedom and equality. Every Black death at the hands of the state reminds us bitterly just how far we have to go . Nevertheless, there is hope that with Love we can break the chains of discrimination and hate--wherever we find them.
A great resource about Juneteenth, is
What is Juneteenth by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
This project is the brainchild of Valarie Walker, a gifted storyteller whose long-time commitment to progressive social change has included work with the Lesbian Avengers, ACT-UP and Black AIDS Mobilization.
"In moments when I feel powerless, I think about Ruby Ridges who walked tall and changed history. All by herself. And she faced the same enemy. Systemic racism. But what can I do? The answer is simple--love. Love is kinda my superpower!"
"Physics teaches us that the only way to overcome a powerful force is to meet it with a force that is equal or larger. Love is powerful. Together, our love can overcome their hate."