Kaleida Health facilities take part in silent Vigil for Black LivesJune 11, 2020
by: Evan Anstey, WIVB4
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Some members of the healthcare community in Western New York came together today to stand up for victims of racial injustice.
Employees of Kaleida joined members of 1199SEIU and CWA 1168 in the nationwide Vigil for Black Lives.
At Noon, they observed eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence, in reference to the time former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd, leading to his death in Minneapolis.
Some workers stood while others kneeled in silence.
Those who attended were asked to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.