Diversity Week 2020

A collaboration between Washington University Medical Campus partners, Diversity Week is an annual event that strengthens our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The event is co-hosted by BJC HealthCare, Barnes-Jewish HospitalGoldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine.

All 2020 events will be virtual.

Graphic says, Belonging: Connecting through crisis. Diversity Week

Diversity Week 2020: November 16 – 20

Belonging is a need. Like water and food, belonging is essential to our well-being. COVID-19 has forced most of us into isolation and separated us from our families, friends and co-workers. Our connection to each other — our sense of belonging — is our vaccination against isolation.

This year’s Diversity Week is a celebration of all of you, our health care heroes and the community members who have overcome these challenges, proving that we are stronger together.

Registration is encouraged for all events. All sessions are open to the Washington University Medical Campus community and BJC employees.

Monday, November 16

Leadership Panel: Inclusive Leadership
10 – 11 a.m. | Livestream
Join us for a panel discussion with leaders from Washington University Medical Campus partners. They’ll share transparent perspectives on the meaning of inclusion and the intentional journey to make organizations more inclusive.
Register and submit your questions »


Tuesday, November 17

Henrietta Lacks: Centennial CELLebration: Honoring Her Life and Legacy
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Zoom
Henrietta Lacks five changed the world with her immortal HeLa cells. Taken without her or her family’s knowledge or consent, Henrietta’s would become responsible for some of the greatest scientific advancements of the last century and continue to benefit all of humanity. We will will view part of the 1997 documentary film The Way of All Flesh, hear from a panel of WashU Med experts, and leave time for Q & A.
Learn more and register »


Wednesday, November 18

KEYNOTE: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Amber Johnson: Truth and Reconciliation in Healthcare: Healing St. Louis in Crisis
6 – 8 p.m. | Livestream
Amber Johnson, PhD, is associate professor of communication and social justice at Saint Louis University, co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, and the founder of The Justice Fleet™, a mobile social justice museum that fosters healing through art, dialogue and play.
Register and submit your questions »


Friday, November 20

Community Panel: Who Decides Who you Are?
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Livestream
Each of us was born into a world that came to define us before we ever had a say. This interactive panel will leverage Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk “The Danger of a Single Story” and Academy Award-winning film Moonlight to process how individual and collective stories have been reclaimed and transformed through the grassroots work of community members at the intersection of some of our community’s most vulnerable populations.
This Reel Talk discussion is held in honor of Trans Remembrance Day.
Register and submit your questions »

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