Today, June 2nd, is Black Out Tuesday, a day of collective disconnect from work meant to help people reflect and come together in support of the Black community. It is a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change.
The campaign is aimed at protesting police violence and racism as well as honoring George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police has sparked universal outcry and demonstrations in US cities and around the world.
Tuesday, Northwest sports teams and its athletes, both past and present stand against social injustice, racism and police brutality.
Below is a running list of sports organizations, players and coaches who have shared the powerful message:
Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) June 2, 2020
Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) June 2, 2020
Time to reflect on lives lost and how do we create real change. BLM pic.twitter.com/Xwl6TJLuRD— Jimmy Lake (@CoachLakeUDUB) June 2, 2020
Those who participate in this social media campaign are asked to use the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday and reserve all BLM hashtags to activists and organizers.
Trail Blazers, Seahawks, Ducks, Beavers unite for Blackout Tuesday originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest