On June 10, the Stanley Lab joined academics across the country in the #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives movement. In solidarity, we did not perform any research nor conduct business as usual, but instead, used the day to reflect and educate ourselves on the injustices in our country as well as within our department. As a group, we then watched Dr. Manu Platt, PhD in a speech that he gave at the 2017 BMES Diversity Award Lecture where he encouraged us all to act now in contributing to make our communities more equitable. We concluded by brainstorming on things we will do as a lab to support Black Lives, diversify our communities, and make the world a more just place for all. We look forward to more of such discussions.