“Racism has no place here at UAMS,” Dr. Cam Patterson, the chancellor of UAMS, declared on Thursday, June 11th. 

Yesterday at noon, health professionals, students and administrators gathered in front of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock to stand united against racism. In Northwest Arkansas, attendees joined the White Coats for Black Lives event at the Fayetteville campus. Across the country, healthcare workers and healthcare organizations have rallied to show solidarity against racism and police brutality. The White Coats for Black Lives movement got their start in 2015. Founded by a group of national medical students, their purpose is  “To safeguard the lives and well-being of our patients through the elimination of racism [and] to dismantle racism in medicine and promote the health, well-being, and self-determination of people of color.”

Read more about the groups work on Whitecoats4blacklives.org and follow the hashtag #whitecoats4blacklives on Twitter and other social media channels. For photos of the UAMS event, visit their Facebook page.

Photo credit: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences