Racism, especially racism against the black community, has left a stain on our nation's history. No organization, not even Mayo Clinic has been immune to its effects. Today, driven by our values, Mayo Clinic has renewed our commitment to be part of the solution. Each one of us shares the responsibility to make meaningful change, to improve the lives of our staff, our patients, and our community members, regardless of race. Together, we can make a difference. And EverybodyIN can help. EverybodyIN, offers a great way to get involved with meaningful conversations and life-changing personal discoveries. EverybodyIN. Together, let's change the world.
Each week, Mayo Clinic hosts EverybodyIN Conversations, where participants share personal stories and experiences to promote understanding and inclusion.
This virtual meeting is broadcast across the organization for Mayo Clinic staff and students. EverybodyIN Conversations began March 2020 to help staff explore and gain skills to discuss racism, diversity, inclusion and equity.
Conversations to date have covered:
- Being Black in America
- Thriving Beyond Disabilities
- Breaking Bias Is Hard to Do
- A Deeper Dive Into Systemic Racism
- Exploring Privilege
- Using Your Power
- Exploring Global Diversity
Festival of Cultures
First celebrated at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2006 with more than 300 participants, this event has grown to a weeklong celebration at all three Mayo Clinic campuses in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona with more than 3,000 participants.
The Festival of Cultures celebrates diversity with musical performances, an international fashion show and exhibits featuring cultures from around the world. Employee cafeterias feature international cuisine in tandem with the festival. Each year, scores of volunteers, dozens of performers and participants, and thousands of employees and patients take part in festival events.
Other annual celebrations, which highlight the diversity of our employees and patients, include:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Veterans Day
- Black History Month
- National Coming Out Day
- Oct. 20, 2022