MLK Week 2021

 2nd Annual MLK Week! Events will be virtual and are open to all! No registration required. Details and links to join each event are located below and here!  If you are working on campus and need a computer to attend these events, please email

Monday, 1/18/21 4:00 – 6:00 PMKeynote Address by Professor Dorothy E. Roberts: “Dr. King’s Message on Race, Science and Justice” George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology  Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights  Professor of Africana Studies  Director, Penn Program on Race, Science & Society University of Pennsylvania    Webinar link “Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” MLK, Jr.
Tuesday, 1/19/21 11:30 AM – 1:00 PMPanel Discussion on Activism featuring a pre-recorded message from Congresswoman Cori Bush.  Panelists will share their work as activists in our community.   Panelists are: Gmerice Hammond, MD Cardiology Fellow Washington University School of Medicine   Jeffery McCune, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and of African and African-American Studies Washington University   Representative from Washington University School of Medicine’s White Coats for Black Lives Chapter   Webinar link “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” MLK, Jr.
Wednesday, 1/20/21 Session 1: 7:30 – 8:30 AM Session 2: 5:30 – 6:30 PMCelebrating Black Joy and Healing with Yoga/Wellness practices led by The Collective STL The Collective STL is a vibrant group of Black yoga and wellness instructors, fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Black communities in St. Louis.   7:30 A.M. webinar link 5:30 P.M. webinar link   “Without love there is no reason to know anyone, for love will, in the end, connect us to our neighbors, our children, and our hearts.” MLK, Jr.
Thursday, 1/21/21 11:30 AM – 1:00 PMKeynote Address by David Dwight: Racial Equity Activism in St. Louis David Dwight, lead catalyst at Forward Through Ferguson and Washington University alumnae will discuss the “The Path to Racial Equity” in our region, including the #STL2039 Action Plan and how Washington University School of Medicine can support.   Webinar link “The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together.” MLK, Jr.
Friday, 1/22/21   12:00 – 1:00 PMUpdate on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine Sherree Wilson, Ph.D. Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine   This update will include recent successes, provide an overview of what is ahead and how you can support the work of diversity, equity and inclusion at the medical school.   Webinar link “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.” MLK, Jr.