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Notre Dame football to hold peaceful prayer and walk for equality and unity

Today is Juneteenth

Via a press release from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish:

The University of Notre Dame, the Athletic Department and its football program invites members of the campus community to gather Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. to join for a recognition of and to celebrate Juneteenth. 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 gathering, set for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at the Irish Green (between the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Angela Boulevard). The event will include an opening prayer from defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, words from defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, offensive lineman Max Siegel and Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly.

Participants, who are being asked to wear black shirts, will then take a unity walk for equality across campus.


In the interest of health and safety related to the coronavirus pandemic, the location and nature of this event have been chosen so that attendees can maintain social/physical distance. Additionally, all attendees will be expected to wear face coverings during their time on campus.