Saturday, February 25 | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Hillman Hall, St. Louis, MO
The Medical Humanities Program and the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Equity will co-host a Forum on Medicine, Race, and Ethnicity in St. Louis, Past to Future.
Along with a welcome by Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Equity, and keynote address by Will Ross, MD, associate dean of diversity at Washington University School of Medicine, 22 speakers, including scholars, public health leaders, artists, and citizens of St. Louis, will take part in six moderated panels:
- The History and Legacy of Pruitt-Igoe
- The History and Legacy of Homer G. Phillips Hospital
- Questions of Health and Wellbeing in the St. Louis Latin American Community
- Bodies at Risk: Obstetrics, Trauma, and Disease
- Questions of Health and Wellbeing in the St. Louis Asian Community
- Activist and Reparative Art
This is a public-facing event and all members of the university and broader St. Louis community are welcome. Event registration is encouraged and free of charge. Lunch will be offered to attendees.
The Forum on Medicine, Race, and Ethnicity in St. Louis, Past to Future is supported by the Office of the Provost and Washington University’s ten-year strategic vision, Here and Next, designed to mobilize research, education, and patient care to establish WashU and St. Louis as a global hub for transformative solutions to the deepest societal challenges. When we bring our community together around topics that expand our knowledge and our perspectives, we stimulate the open, vibrant environment that will make our strategic vision possible.
The event is supported by the Center for the History of Medicine at Washington University Medical School, the Institute for Public Health, and the WashU & Slavery Project.