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University, athletic department to hold Juneteenth rally, walk

| Thursday, June 18, 2020

Notre Dame, along with the University athletic department and the football program, announced in an email Thursday that a Juneteenth celebration with a rally and walk for unity across campus will take place Friday.

The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Irish Green, between the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Angela Boulevard.

“This event will serve as a symbol of the next step in leading the Notre Dame community to its best version of itself and to celebrate the Black Lives Matter movement by keeping it at the forefront of our conversations and committing to learning how it is impacting our world,” the email said.

Defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa will open the ceremony with a prayer followed by remarks from defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, offensive lineman Max Siegel and head football coach Brian Kelly.

Participants are encouraged to wear black shirts and join in a walk for unity across the campus. Additionally, attendees are expected to wear face coverings during the event while also maintaining social and physical distancing.

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