Month: June 2020

Why Juneteenth is called America’s Other Independence Day

Why Juneteenth is called America’s Other Independence Day

On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was first passed, 250,000 slaves in Texas finally learned they were free. Juneteenth, or what many refer to as America’s other Independence Day, commemorates the…
Becoming Allies: Resources on Race and Racial Justice

Becoming Allies: Resources on Race and Racial Justice

We've compiled resources from Black leaders and community partners here, including tips for talking about race and racial justice with kids, how to practice “non-optical allyship,” and organizations like Be the Bridge, whose mission is…
Equipping Texas to Protect Freedom and Dignity with Lighthouse

Equipping Texas to Protect Freedom and Dignity with Lighthouse

Allies Against Slavery introduced Lighthouse to equip professionals with a tool to identify victims of human trafficking within vulnerable populations. Lighthouse can help identify the signs of trauma and adverse experiences that are prevalent among…