There has been a global outpouring of pain, anguish and, most importantly, support for the Black Lives Matter cause.
People all over the world are coming together, both on social media and in the streets, to protest and stand up for what they believe in.
As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum and spreads across the globe, we’ve put together an Edurank roundup to showcase which institutions are contributing to the conversation.
De Montfort University
DMU took a stance and issued a statement condemning institutional racism, while supporting the information, guidance, and opportunities their students’ union has been sharing with their student body. They are encouraging their community to join them on a journey in challenging racism and helping them hold their institution and themselves to account.
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame has been vocal about equality and unity as they encouraged their students to gather on campus on Juneteenth afternoon for a peaceful prayer and walk. June 19, 1865 was the first day that the Liberty Bell rang some truth in the words “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde also voiced their support for #BlackLivesMatter by creating a GIF to encapsulate the essence of the movement. Black votes, thoughts, people, lives, hopes, dreams, fears, future, businesses, feelings, views, and opportunities matter. With 80,000 followers on their Facebook page, they certainly outperformed themselves on social media and landed number four in the ranks.
University of Iowa
Back to the state that echoes “our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain”. The University of Iowa shared a Twitter statement on their next steps following the George Floyd demonstrations, condemning police brutality in all its forms. UOI students, faculty and staff have all used their voices to highlight the lack of racial equity and justice in their community.
Harvard University also joins the raw conversation by breaking down how best to convert the energy of the BLM movement into meaningful and lasting change. Faculty members across the university shared their views on this question: What actions would you most like to see taken next to begin building a more just society?
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