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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.

Diversity Week 2021: Sept. 20-26

New York Times best-selling author and artist Sonya Renee Taylor will keynote a week of events focused on inclusion, celebration and healing. Several events are open to the public and all will be held virtually.

Racial justice activist Jane Elliott, whose 1968 “Blue eyes–Brown eyes” exercise exposed students to the irrational and arbitrary basis of prejudice, delivered the keynote address at the 2019 Diversity Week. After the event, Elliott met with attendees.

Past events:

2020 Diversity Week program »

2019 Diversity Week program »