On Friday, June 19, Notre Dame football players organized "The Rally" to commemorate Juneteenth and support Black Lives Matter. The event took place at the Irish Green and included a walk through campus.
University President Father John Jenkins and defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa opened the rally with prayers, followed by remarks from Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly, defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, and offensive lineman Max Siegel.
In his impassioned 10-minute talk, Daelin offered his thoughts on how to effect change: “Throughout these past weeks, I’ve been on several calls, and I get a lot of questions … How can I help? How can I be an ally in this fight? What’s the most effective way for me to bring about change? My response is always, it comes by, one, a commitment to your community; two, a commitment to diversifying your perspective, diversifying our education; and three, my personal favorite, is our accountability within our community.” Video here. - From Friday Week 6.19.20