However you decide to celebrate Pride, guard your joy!
To find information about how you can participate in Pride Month events, follow us at @nbjconthemove on Instagram and @NBJContheMove on Twitter and check our website.
Also, consider the following:
Movement for Black Lives – Reparations Month of Action
Throughout the month of June, the Movement for Black Lives will host a series of political education events about reparations- what they are, why we need them, and how we can win them. Look out for more details at www.m4bl.org
. Each week has a different reparations related theme shown below:
- May 31st – June 6th | Policing and other White Nationalist Vigilante Violence (Honoring May 25th uprising after George Floyd’s murder, Tulsa, and Chicago reparations for police violence)
- June 7th – June 13th | Climate and Environmental Justice Reparations
- June 14- June 18th | Reparations for the War on Drugs/(June 17th is the 50th Anniversary)
- June 19th – June 25th | Reparations from the Legacy of Slavery (in association with #breathewithme)
- June 26th – June 30th | Housing and Economic Justice Reparations
Bar None Pride Month Trivia
On June 17th at 9pm EST/ 6pm PST Bar None will invite 50 teams from across the nation to compete for the title of the inaugural Pride Month Trivia Champion. Each team can have up to 10 people on it and it costs $200 to register a team. The event will be hosted by trans actress Roxy Wood and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to NBJC and The Center. To register, go to: https://barnonegames.com/pride-month-virtual-trivia
Juneteenth: Black Emancipation Day
This holiday celebrates the emancipation of Africans and their descendants who were enslaved in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure all enslaved people there knew they were freed two years earlier through President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. This year as we celebrate Juneteenth, we want to focus on reparations for their descendants. Black Americans still suffer from the effects of slavery, segregation, and anti-Black domestic policies economically. Reparations would be a way that those effects could start to be minimized.
Anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
U.S. Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage
We celebrate the anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision on June 26, 2015, which legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. by requiring all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This was a huge step for LGBTQ+ equality in the U.S., and on its anniversary we can celebrate those who fought for marriage equality, the effort they put in, and the joy that everyone in this country can marry the person they love.
Stonewall Uprising Anniversary
In June, we celebrate the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which started on June 28, 1969, and lasted for six days. It started when the New York Police raided the Stonewall Inn, sparking a riot amongst the bar’s customers and those living in the neighborhood. This event served as the catalyst for the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the U.S. As we celebrate Pride this year we want to remember how it started and how today we are still fighting many of the same battles we have been for decades.