A Daily Lift – June 5, 2020

Good Morning,


I hope that you are doing well.


Philadelphia and our suburbs are entering the “yellow” phase, and Pennsylvania’s “stay-at-home” order has been lifted today! There still are restrictions – sorry, no salons or gyms and no outdoor dining in Philadelphia. Information is found at: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/06/05/reopening-philadelphia-what-moving-to-the-yellow-phase-means-for-city-southeastern-pennsylvania-counties/


Our “lifts” for today:


From Yulanda Essoka (Diversity and Inclusion)

“The following link may be a helpful resource to guide parents, and others, in discussing issues related to race and racism – Yulanda https://centerracialjustice.org/resources/resources-for-talking-about-race-racism-and-racialized-violence-with-kids/

From Jennifer Sheffield (CIS)

Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the NY philharmonic, challenged fellow musicians and Americans to shine a light on racism in their own way using the hashtag #TakeTwoKnees

Clarinetist Anthony McGill, “America the Beautiful”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM1G-Iti7Ns

Pianist Stewart Goodyear, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybln2GM6Pvc

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BvqvwnC_gc


Shared by a colleague:

Article in The Philadelphia Inquirer: “How black Americans can practice self-care during these trying times. And how everyone else can help them.”



Something to make you smile!

From Dr. Gerald Lopez (Singh Center for Nanotechnology) and his adorable daughter Luna, an uplifting video!

“I wanted to share something I created with one of my daughters, Luna. Next year, I’m the conference chair for The International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN). Each year, the venue reveal is part of our tradition at the conference banquet. This year, since we had to cancel our meeting, I decided to do something a little different. I am happy to share the video with you and the rest of my SEAS colleagues.” – Gerald



Have a nice weekend!


Stay safe and healthy!