2020 Activism Impact Issue: Editors’ Note

Photo essay of Black Lives Matter protests
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This June has been a month of change. The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a global conversation about race, and Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its history of activism. More than ever before, the world’s attention is focused on the critical injustices marginalized communities face.

The decision to publish this issue was made in an effort to examine how activists are working to combat these injustices.

In this issue, The Daily Californian explores how the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups are organizing both at UC Berkeley and beyond. Read about what the Black Lives Matter movement means for Berkeley, the fight for spaces on campus and how the intersection of identities and experiences informs activism.

These long-standing and systemic injustices are painful realities that many experience every day, and these movements and efforts will persist in the pursuit of justice long after June turns to July.

Sarah Harris is the editor in chief and president, Alexander Hong is the creative director and Maia Alviar is the managing editor. Contact them at [email protected]