Vote on a topic for our next Book/Media Club

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is looking to host a book/media club in the coming months and is collecting feedback and interest in various topics. For this iteration of book/media club, we will be using documentary films and television programs as our media/text of choice.

LGBTQIA+ 101 Mini-Course

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, starting in July, will be offering an LGBTQIA+ 101 Mini-Course; utilizing similar information covered in Safe Space or Safe Zone trainings (a standard LGBTQIA+ 101 curriculum utilized on many college campuses today) and the Fenway Institute’s National LGBT Health Education Center.

2024 St. Louis Pride Festival & Parade!

Theme: “Unleash Your Pride”

Pride Parade: OUTmed and the WashU Spectrum Office invite you, your families, and colleagues to march at the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30, 2024, from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Members from throughout the Washington University community are invited to march and participate.

Desegregation History Sharing Circles for the WashU Med & BJC Community

In April 2024, WashU Medicine and BJC HealthCare unveiled a permanent exhibit documenting the desegregation of the Medical Campus, exploring more than a century of perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, students and staff. The Sharing Circles will provide space for community members to share their reactions, thoughts and questions related to their experience of the exhibit and the story it tells of our institutions and the region.

Happy Ramadan!

This week marks the beginning of Ramadan this year and ends on April 9th. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will celebrate and observe Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, we thought it might be […]

SNMA PRESENTS…Black History & The Arts Week 4 (PDF) (Links to an external site)

African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin, and Black-American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and
performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary,
and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have
used art to preserve history and community
memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic
and cultural movements, such as the New
Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hiphop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by
people of African descent and set the
standard for popular trends around the world.
In 2024, SNMA examines the varied history
and life of African American arts and artisans
within St. Louis.

Recognizing our past, shaping our future: Desegregation History Wall install begins Feb. 12

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is very excited to share the installation of a permanent wall display specific to Black History on campus! 

The wall depicts the historical experiences of Black and African American individuals on the Medical Campus and is part of ongoing efforts to ensure that our institutions and communities are places where all people feel included, are treated fairly and justly, and are recognized for their meaningful contributions.

SNMA PRESENTS…Black History & The Arts Week 2 (PDF) (Links to an external site)

African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin, and Black-American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and
performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary,
and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have
used art to preserve history and community
memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic
and cultural movements, such as the New
Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hiphop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by
people of African descent and set the
standard for popular trends around the world.
In 2024, SNMA examines the varied history
and life of African American arts and artisans
within St. Louis.

SNMA PRESENTS…Black History & The Arts (PDF) (Links to an external site)

African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin, and Black-American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and
performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary,
and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have
used art to preserve history and community
memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic
and cultural movements, such as the New
Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hiphop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by
people of African descent and set the
standard for popular trends around the world.
In 2024, SNMA examines the varied history
and life of African American arts and artisans
within St. Louis.

Commemorate Black History Month

This month, WashUMedODEI celebrates Black History Month. Black History Month is significant in the context of medical education as it helps to highlight the contributions and experiences of Black individuals and communities in healthcare. By acknowledging and celebrating Black history, medical institutions can work towards creating a more inclusive and diverse learning environment, where all students feel represented and valued.