The California Golden Bears issued a string of important messages across their channels the past 36 hours, starting with what was Women’s Equality Day and ending it with an important message of Justice for Jacob.
The period of unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin halted the NBA Playoffs, WNBA games and MLB action across the country on Wednesday night as the Milwaukee Bucks declined to play their Game 5 against the Orlando Magic.
The rest of the sports world acted accordingly, for the most part, and the Cal Bears were no different.
Posting a simple message across their social media channels that read “Change can’t wait.” the accompanying image showcases the university’s stance on equality for all, Black Lives Matter as well as putting an end to systemic racial injustices that continually keep leading to senseless violence.
Cal also put out an important string of messages that seemed to get lost in the shuffle of the national unrest.
What does equality mean to you?#WomensEqualityDay pic.twitter.com/QJc8CrFPJT— Cal Athletics (@CalAthletics) August 26, 2020
Cal Hammer Thrower Camryn Rogers shared her thoughts on the matter above.
Make it known. @Camryn_Throws #WomensEqualityDay pic.twitter.com/VIA2H7qzVy— Cal XC/Track & Field (@CalTFXC) August 26, 2020
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
Kudos to the Cal Athletics media presence for taking a stance in the fight to end systemic racism and further the position that we’re all created equal.
Now, we’re on to your daily links ...
Pac-12 headquarters cuts staff in half — but did they have to?
COVID-19: Cal Athletics reports just one new positive test among 358 tests
Details emerge in Under Armour’s legal dispute with Cal
How Cal’s football recruiting has stepped up in unusual times