Juno College stands with the Black community and acknowledges that our team, the Juno community, the tech community, and beyond all have a role to play in affecting real change against Anti-Black racism. We recognize that the work and commitment to fighting these systems of oppression are lifelong processes that require both immediate and sustained action.
This morning, we announced to our team that we encourage each of them to take a paid day to directly support the Black community. This can take the form of writing letters and signing petitions, creating long-term strategies and action plans to make our admissions process and classrooms more inclusive for Black students, attending a rally or protest (while wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, and self-isolating after), speaking at an Anti-Black racism event, mentoring a Black youth, and anything else that involves action. This is Juno’s way of paying for activist work, which too often goes unpaid.
Our CEO and Founder Heather Payne will be taking time off work this week to write letters to the government and sign petitions. If you'd like to join her, please feel free to reach out to her directly: email@example.com
Juno has also made donations to the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals in Toronto, the Black Legal Action Centre in Ontario, Black Visions Collective in Minnesota, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. We continue to offer scholarships specifically for Black-identifying students. We are keeping the Black community in our thoughts and actions, and as always, we welcome any feedback on how we can improve. You have our commitment that we will continue to speak out, take action, and do our part.