The Kiem lab promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in all walks of life. We stand with the victims and families of police brutality and systemic racism inherent in the United States of America. We believe that Black Lives Matter. For those who want to be more active in their support during this time, here are some ways to participate meaningfully, with the COVID-19 pandemic in mind.
Vote in local and federal elections
If you need to register in the state of Washington, go here.
Sign petitions, write your representatives and write op-eds for your local papers
If you don’t know who your representatives are, go here.
Donate to local and national fundraisers and organizations, including, but not limited to:
If you are attending a protest, and are asymptomatic for COVID-19, please do the following:
Do not participate in community protests if you feel ill, have active respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, fever (or other symptoms of COVID-19), or have recently been exposed to a close contact with documented COVID-19.
After participating, self-monitor for COVID-19 for 14 days after the activity. If you develop any symptoms, stay home, self-isolate. (Fred Hutch employees can find more information on CenterNet. Employees can also contact Environmental Health & Safety to get tested.)