Diversity Week 2021

The art of belonging - Reimagining through connection | Diversity Week 2021

Throughout human history, we have used stories, song, dance and creativity as a form of celebration and healing. Our collective experiences of trials, tribulations, loss and pain are often repaired in the context of others.

Diversity Week is a time for us to reconnect in celebration of diversity and belonging. This annual 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.

Diversity Week 2021: September 20-26

Registration is required for all events. All sessions are open to the Washington University Medical Campus community and BJC employees and several are open to the public. All 2021 events will be virtual.

Monday, September 20

Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee Taylor: The Art of Radical Self-Love – Keynote
5 – 6:30 p.m. | Livestream – registration required
Sonya Renee Taylor is an award-winning author, poet, speaker, humanitarian, educator and activist. She is also founder of “The Body Is Not An Apology,” a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. She will lead a conversation centered around embracing ourselves and mastering the art of radical self-love
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Tuesday, September 21

Leadership Panel
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Livestream – registration required
Join us for a panel discussion with leaders from Washington University Medical Campus partners. They’ll reflect on the journey toward transforming into a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, where everyone believes they belong.
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Wednesday, September 22

Infinite Flow dance company

Inclusion that Moves You – Keynote performance
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Livestream – registration required
Infinite Flow, an award-winning Los Angeles-based nonprofit and professional dance company that employs dancers with and without disabilities, uses dance as a catalyst to dismantle biases and promote inclusion. A virtual studio performance will be followed by a panel discussion with a few of the artists.
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Friday, September 24

Jason Vasser-Elong

Workshop: Writing for Liberation with Jason Vasser-Elong
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Livestream – registration required
This virtual writing workshop welcomes dialogue around issues of identity, race and personal experience and challenges participants to examine the intersectionality of their identities. Through poetry and prose, we will illuminate what makes us unique and celebrate those differences.
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