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‘Move for Equity’

8CRE Hosts Juneteenth Activity

Group of adults and children in workout clothes smile in front of main NIH campus employee entrance sign
Celebrating Juneteenth are (from l) Eric Starks, Dr. Lola Olufemi of NINDS, Dr. Ericka Boone of OD, Evangeline Vivens, Dr. Sadhana Jackson of NINDS, Dr. Mia Rochelle Lowden of OD, Benjamin Vivens, Greyson Underwood and Joseph Vivens.
Vedham with her family, including father, husband and two kids, with trees behind them
On the Juneteenth holiday, Dr. Vidya Vedham of NCI’s Center for Global Health and her family hiked along the Magruder Branch Trail in Damascus Recreational Park.
Four women in T shirts, workout pants, and sneakers walk along paved path
8CRE supporters (from l) Jackson, Lowden, Olufemi and Boone in stride on Juneteenth federal holiday. Other NIH’ers also posted about focusing on physical activity for the day, using #moveforequity.
Chiang in shorts and T shirt with dog on leash
NEI director Dr. Michael Chiang supported #moveforequity.

Supporters of 8CRE hosted a “Move for Equity” event on June 20, the federal observance of Juneteenth.

Participants were encouraged to walk, run, dance or engage in another form of fitness for a distance of 1.9K or a duration of 19 minutes. Many made it a family affair. Some shared their experiences on social media.

8CRE, or 8 Changes for Racial Equity, were proposed in 2020 by members of the NIH community motivated to ensure the workplace culture is free of racism, discrimination and harassment, and committed to compassion, respect and understanding for all.

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