Skip to contentForum on Medicine, Race, and Ethnicity in St. Louis, Past to Future
On Saturday, February 25, 2023 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. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost as part of the Here and Next strategic initiative, and enjoys support from the Center for the History of Medicine at Washington University Medical School, the Institute for Public Health, and the WashU & Slavery Project.
Along with a keynote address by Dr. Will Ross, 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 listed below:
- 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 East 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. It is free of charge and we will offer lunch to attendees. Register here.
Pictured: Student nurse’s uniform worn by Pauline Brown Payne, Homer G. Phillips Hospital, 1940s (Source: Homer G. Phillips Hospital and School of Nursing, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture); Nurses in Training at Homer G. Phillips Hospital, ca. 1950 (Source: Missouri Historical Society).