Today, June 1st, marks the beginning of Pride Month. The first pride was a riot led by black and brown trans women fighting back against police brutality. The Rainbow Center is writing to the UConn community to state how important it is to acknowledge that it is systemic racism, anti-blackness, white supremacy, and police brutality that led to the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. It is vital that we not only acknowledge this reality but move forward with action.
The Rainbow Center would like to encourage everyone to attend the Virtual Town Hall being held by the African American Cultural Center on Thursday June 4, 2020. The RC is currently compiling resources for folx who want to do more to combat racism. We will be publishing a list of those resources shortly on our website. If you have suggestions please email, firstname.lastname@example.org