Day of Enlightenment
May 25 marks one year since the murder of George Floyd. The George Floyd Memorial Center declares this day to be commemorated as the day the world came together for a common purpose and opened the world’s eyes to the plight of Black Americans.
Almost 200 people from across the MSHS virtually convened to take a pause, honor George Floyd, and reflect on what we’ve learned and unlearned about race, racism and racial justice over the past year.
In case you missed it, you can watch the full recording of the event.
We must keep the momentum going. What will you commit to and what will you continue to learn and unlearn to actively address and dismantle racism? Let’s work to turn pain into purpose, hate into hope, and tragedy into triumph.
We have over 40,000 employees across the health system, and we want to hear from more voices. We encourage everyone to continue to post and exchange reflections and insights on the 5/25 Day of Enlightenment Reflection Wall.
This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Medical Education’s Racism and Bias Initiative and the MSHS Office for Diversity & Inclusion.