To help inform and improve awareness about Juneteenth, and, additionally, to stimulate discussion and action about social and racial justice, Widener University Chief Diversity Officer, Micki Davis, graciously spent time with the Philadelphia Union front office today.
Davis led a discussion about the historical significance of Juneteenth and provided resources for the Union to continue building internal discussions about race, inequality, and social justice.
Juneteenth: Statement to the Union Family
Ray Gaddis on board of newly formed MLS Black Players Coalition
Juneteenth book reading by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Nathan Harriel discusses what Juneteenth means to him
MLS's Resources: Listen. Learn. Support
Below, the Union are sharing the resources Davis provided in order to stimulate discussion and action as well as accelerate the pace of change toward social and racial justice.
1. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
2. Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
3. Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
4. How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
5. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle
6. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What we See, Think, and Do by
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D.
7. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin
8. What If I Say The Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People by Verna A.
9. “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice” by Corinne Shutack
10. 13th - Netflix documentary
11. American Son - Netlix film
12. When They See Us - Netflix series