Open Letter Leads to Launch of Racial Justice Committee
Led by our values of racial justice and health equity, we are steadfast in our ongoing commitment to eliminating racism in all forms across our campus. We remain grateful to the members of the Racial Justice Committee for Change, a dedicated group of students, staff and faculty, for leading our pursuit for sustainable change across our medical center. Watch as these advocates share more about our work in the spirit of cura personalis.
In May 2020, cities across the United States and the world erupted in angry protest following the brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police.
The uprising became a movement.
At Georgetown, leaders and groups across the various campuses declared their solidarity with the Black community.
One letter, however, differed from these declarations. On June 3, School of Medicine students penned an open letter to the administration with regard to policy and programmatic changes required for racial justice.
The Racial Justice Committee for Change, co-led by students, faculty and staff from around the Medical Center, formed to address the points laid out in the student letter. Work toward this end is ongoing.
Update on Immediate Implementations
Dr. Healton provided an update on some of the medical center’s actions to date in response to the open letter from School of Medicine students of June 3.