UAB students, faculty and staff,

Please join UAB and UAB Medicine from 8:40-8:55 a.m. on Friday for an institution-wide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others who have suffered and died under systemic racial injustice in America.

Visit go.uab.edu/momentofsilence on Friday to join virtually. To receive a reminder closer to the event, text MOMENT to 35742.

If you cannot attend the virtual event online, please take a moment wherever you are at 8:46 a.m. on Friday to reflect on the significance of these tragedies, show your respect for those lost and think about what you will do to be a difference for positive change.

In the meantime, we encourage our students, faculty and staff to learn more about and seek the resources and programming offered by UAB’s Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as UAB Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

If you are struggling and need to talk to someone, please utilize the free counseling services UAB offers through Student Counseling Services and the Employee Assistance Counseling Center.