On May 26, the world saw the beginning of what would be the largest set of protests in our nation’s history—demonstrations that brought together millions of Americans despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just like a virus, the outrage over the death of George Floyd spread worldwide to more than two thousand cities and dozens of countries.
People of all ages, nationalities, ethnic origins, and members of the LGBTQ+ community united their voices to demand justice and an end to racism, but what happens next?
Three hours of special coverage on Spectrum News 1 address the important conversations around trauma, healing, activism, education, and allyship. Experts in psychology, parenting, and civil rights break down what can be done individually and collectively to keep moving toward a more equitable society.
Join us on Spectrum News 1, or watch on the new Spectrum News app, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4.
Our Special Coverage
Reflections on Race: Moving Forward
How do we use this moment to spark a movement toward reaching racial and social equity? What can we do within our own families and communities to bring about meaningful change? Hosted by Melvin Robert.
LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez
Spectrum News 1 host Giselle Fernandez interviews Robert and Helen Singleton who worked for racial equality in L.A. before joining the historic Freedom Riders in 1961.
Beyond the Sport
A closer look at how racial inequity has affected athletes both locally and nationally, including Dodgers first base coach George Lombard’s unique connection to the civil rights movement.
Walk with Me: Reflections on Race
Everyone has a unique experience. To understand someone else’s, we need to see it through their eyes—only then can we gain perspective and empathy.
Below is more information on healing, activism, education, and allyship:
- TED: Emancipation from Mental Slavery
- Healing in the face of cultural trauma
- 10 words and phrases you might not know are racist
- Dr. Mimi Nartey’s Race Class and Parenting Book
- American Psychological Association’s parent resources list for conversations about race
- Brother Sons Selves Coalition, an organization working to eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline
- Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere – Los Angeles
- Effective Allyship: A Transgender Woman’s Take on Intersectionality
- Medium.com: 97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- Social Venture Partners, LA