The School of Medicine community honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a week of events dedicated to his legacy. In honor of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, who passed away in 2020, the theme was good trouble.


Keynote Address by Professor Dorothy E. Roberts: Dr. King’s Message on Race, Science and Justice

Dorothy Roberts is a social justice advocate and law professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She directs the program on Race, Science, and Society in the Center for Africana Studies. The annual 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture was presented by the Office of Diversity Programs.

This recording is available on the Office of Diversity programs website.


Congresswoman Cori Bush & Panel Discussion on Activism

Following a live message from U.S. Representative Cori Bush, panelists shared their work as activists in our community. Event details »


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

David Dwight IV, lead catalyst at Forward Through Ferguson and Washington University alum discussed the “The Path to Racial Equity” in our region, including the #STL2039 Action Plan and how Washington University School of Medicine can support. Event details »


Update on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Medicine by Dr. Sherree Wilson

Dr. Wilson is Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine. Her update summarizes recent successes, an overview of what is ahead, and how you can support the work of diversity, equity and inclusion at the medical school. Event details »


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week 2021 events are 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 (WUSM IM- Gastroenterology), Joel Dalton (WUSM Diversity Programs, Biology & Biomedical Science) Rosie Jones (WUSM Diversity Programs, Biology & Biomedical Science), Valerie Joyner (Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), Dorian Pierce (BJCMG Access Center, WUSM Otolaryngology), Liz Riggs (WUSM Diversity Programs), Poli Rijos (WU Center for Community Health Partnership and Research Institute for Public Health),  Erin Stampp (Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), James Zerkel (WUSM Becker Medical Library).

Good trouble: Recalling and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the activist. Jan 18-22, 2021