LHRD Graduate Creates Powerful Video on George Floyd & Racism


June 12, 2020

Graduation photo of MukesBATON ROUGE - After the death of George Floyd, a feeling of unrest has fallen over the country. This feeling has left many people feeling frustrated, upset and eager to make change. Sydney Mukes felt all of these emotions and found a way to channel them. While on a road trip with her family, Mukes began to script out an idea for a video that included many of her friends and peers. With the help of Giovanni Lamonte, LSU video expert, they were able to arrange this powerful video with 60 friends sharing their own experiences with racism and their commitment to work for change.

"Please take the time to watch this entire video. Like many during these times, I’ve been asking “what can I do?” As a young biracial female, I wanted to find a way to add to the conversation that’s happening all around the world, but not just with my voice alone. With the voice of my friends and family all over the country. This video is highlighting the youth of America; all different races, gender, age, and backgrounds coming together to speak up against racism and police brutality," Mukes wrote in the description of the video. 

Click here to watch “It Takes All of Us.”

Read more about Sydney Mukes.

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The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world-class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in human resource and leadership development. The BS, MS, PhD, and certificate programs are designed to develop the leadership, planning, analytical, problem solving, and change management capabilities that today's globalized organizations need to be successful. Additionally, SLHRD also offers two master’s programs and a certificate program, of which are 100% online. The School is housed within the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

About the College of Human Sciences & Education

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.