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The “White Coats for Black Lives” vigil knelt in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the length of time George Floyd suffered under the knee of the Minneapolis police officer charged with his murder. Spearheaded by students in the School of Medicine, similar events were held simultaneously on campus and at Emory hospitals.

Led by District 3 representative Larry Johnson and spurred on by a group of Emory University medical students, the Board of Commissioners adopted the resolution.

Aaron Lee, MSHRM, MBA, PHR, human resources administrator for the Department of Medicine, also served as a panelist for the recent Anti-racism Advocacy for Structural and Systemic Change webinar.