Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | June 5, 2020

Team Members Reflect During Peace Walk

This afternoon more than 300 team members came together for Duke Raleigh Hospital’s Peace Vigil and Solidarity Walk as a sign of our commitment to diversity, and to model for others that we are better together.

The walk was a time of reflection following the senseless killings of George Floyd in Minnesota, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, as well as countless black lives that have been taken.

Duke Raleigh Hospital’s Chief Human Resources Officer Alyson Parker-Gordon shared a brief message encouraging support for each and the community.

“I encourage you if you do not know what to say, to just say ‘what can I do for you,’ to say ‘I am here for you,’ and if you are hurting, feel that hurt but don’t bottle it up,” said Parker-Gordon. “We are here for each other and we are not helpful when we hold on to it. Together, we really are better.”

The walk began and ended in the hospital gardens, following a path around campus that passed Wake Forest Road and Executive Drive.

Team members walked together in silence holding signs displaying the reasons they walked. They walked for “unity,” “our children,” “justice reform,” “all people,” “for change,” and their families.  

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