These resources can help you reflect and take action during the Black Lives Matter protests

Demonstrators pause to kneel as they march to protest the death of George Floyd on June 2, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. AP Photo by Alex Brandon

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have prompted protests against racial injustice in all 50 U.S. states in recent days. This is a selection of events and resources at Northeastern to help students and faculty process their emotions in this challenging time and reflect on what changes need to be made.

Reflect with this healing circle

Join this healing circle and time of reflection for an opportunity to reflect, check in, and offer prayers on Thursday, June 11, at 8 p.m. EDT. 

Hear about white supremacy and anti-Black racism

Come out to this discussion with Northeastern students about “ending police brutality, white supremacy, and anti-Black racism” on Friday, June 12, at 12 p.m. EDT. This event will include an address from Bob Jose, associate dean for cultural, residential, and spiritual life, and time to discuss in affinity groups. 

Discuss race and technology

The Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity will host a Moral Labyrinth workshop with artist-in-residence Sarah Newman and special guest Mutale Nkonde to discuss the relationships between racial justice, technology, morality, and law. This workshop will take place on Friday, June 12, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Join a student-led discussion

This student-led discussion will focus on the Black Lives Matter protests and policing in the U.S. on Sunday, June 14, at 1 p.m. PDT. Participants can also submit anonymous questions for the discussion here.


Reflect on your own

If you are unable to attend the events above, or prefer to ponder these issues alone, the faculty and staff at Northeastern’s Seattle campus has created a list of questions to reflect on identity, privilege, and what these concepts mean in the U.S.

Learn the ABC’s of accountability

Kristen Lee, an associate professor in the College of Professional Studies, wrote about “The ABC’s of Accountability for Black Lives,” to discuss how people can work to confront a history of white supremacy and hold themselves more accountable.

Get involved with activism in Seattle

For those in the Seattle area, get involved locally with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County, in ways that range from donating to marching. And for those in and out of Seattle, learn about the history of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Support Black businesses in Seattle

If you want to support Black-owned businesses in Seattle that have pledged to donate to charities against racial injustice, The Stranger, a local publication, has curated a list of restaurants and businesses.

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