Reflecting on Black History Month: A Conversation with Mireille Norris

Mireille Norris (Temerty Medical Education Black Health Theme Lead) sits down with Sarah Kim (Temerty Medical Education Health Humanities Theme Lead) for a reflection on Black History Month and discuss how we can continue to engage in important dialogue year-round through the arts and humanities.

Reflecting on words that serve as an inspiration, Mireille returns to Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” in which the poet writes:

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

For Mireille, these words “remind me that I am a part of the universe and — like the universe — I am submitted to uncontrollable forces such that whatever is going on that might be hard, will not be forever.”