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MLK Week 2021

Save the dates below for MLK Week 2021, sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Diversity Programs. All events will be virtual. More details coming soon from Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Date/Time Event(s)
Monday, 1/18/21

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Keynote Address by Professor Dorothy E. Roberts: “Dr. King’s Message on Race, Science and Justice”
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & SociologyRaymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil RightsProfessor of Africana Studies

Director, Penn Program on Race, Science & Society

University of PennsylvaniaWebinar link

“Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” MLK, Jr.

Tuesday, 1/19/21

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion on Activism featuring a pre-recorded message from Congresswoman Cori Bush.  Panelists will share their work as activists in our community.

Panelists are:
Gmerice Hammond, MD
Cardiology Fellow
Washington University School of Medicine

Jeffery McCune, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and of African and African-American Studies
Washington University

Representative from Washington University School of Medicine’s White Coats for Black Lives Chapter

Webinar link
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” MLK, Jr.

Wednesday, 1/20/21

Session 1:
7:30 – 8:30 AM

 

Session 2:
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Celebrating Black Joy and Healing with Yoga/Wellness practices led by The Collective STL

The Collective STL is a vibrant group of Black yoga and wellness instructors, fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Black communities in St. Louis.

7:30 A.M. webinar link

5:30 P.M. webinar link

 “Without love there is no reason to know anyone, for love will, in the end, connect us to our neighbors, our children, and our hearts.” MLK, Jr.

Thursday, 1/21/21

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Keynote Address by David Dwight: Racial Equity Activism in St. Louis

David Dwight, lead catalyst at Forward Through Ferguson and Washington University alumnae will discuss the “The Path to Racial Equity” in our region, including the #STL2039 Action Plan and how Washington University School of Medicine can support.

 Webinar link

“The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together.” MLK, Jr.

Friday, 1/22/21

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Update on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine

Sherree Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine

This update will include recent successes, provide an overview of what is ahead and how you can support the work of diversity, equity and inclusion at the medical school.

Webinar link
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.” MLK, Jr.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Washington University School of Medicine sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in advance at 314-273-2809 or MedDEI@wustl.edu.

Brought to you by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Diversity Programs with a special thanks to the MLK Week committee members: Vicky Braun, Joel Dalton, Rosie Jones, Valerie Joyner, Dorian Pierce, Liz Riggs, Poli Rijos, Erin Stampp and James Zerkel.

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