About Moments to Movement
The Duke University School of Medicine is committed to dismantling racism and to better understanding the root causes, harms, and strategies to reduce racial inequity. This commitment, known as Moments to Movement (M2M), extends within our institutional walls, our surrounding community, and our nation.
Turning a Moment into a Movement
The Moments to Movement initiative is bringing together voices from across Duke University School of Medicine to break down systemic racism and make the School safe, welcoming, and open to all members of our community. Members of our Moments to Movement committees representing our health professions students, graduate students and postdoctoral associates, faculty members, and staff shared their thoughts about why this initiative is needed and what they hope to see in an anti-racist, equitable future. Watch a short video featuring their thoughts below.
Message from Dean Mary E. Klotman, MD, on Moments to Movement
This summer, Dean Mary Klotman hosted a special State of the School Address, "Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism in the Duke University School of Medicine," launching a School-wide strategic planning process to dismantle racism in our School and in the communities around us. Watch a clip from that address here.
A School-wide Commitment
The fundamental changes needed to eliminate systematic racism and its associated harms within the School of Medicine will take time, energy, and insights from all members of our School. To identify key priorities and opportunities in dismantling racism, the School created four committees representing all of our major stakeholders. Read more about them here.
Ensuring Belonging and Equity for all of Our Learners
The Duke University School of Medicine is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and a sense of belonging for all of our learners in our health education and biomedical programs. The School is also committed to training a healthcare work force that is intentionally anti-racist. Our current efforts are led by our Health Professions Students Anti-Racism Committee and our Graduate Students and Postdocs Anti-Racism Committee, which will identify opportunities for growth and sustainable improvement.
The Duke University School of Medicine welcomes your help in its effort to dismantle systematic racism and create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution and world. Creating a School that is both anti-racist and welcoming for all members of our community will take individual effort as well as commitment on a system-wide level. Read more about how you can get involved or show your support.