The Rally: Commemorating Juneteenth (photo gallery)


Members of the Notre Dame football team organized a rally and walk for the campus community in recognition of Juneteenth. (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

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