Day of Dialogue & Action 2021

Since 2015, members of the Washington University community have dedicated a day in the spring semester to pause, convene, and engage across roles and campus locations.

The approach and content has shifted each year to respond to the context, but the spirit holds constant: it is a vital opportunity for meaningful connection as we reflect upon our shared values, lived experiences, and learn how we can continue to build upon our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

What’s been most valuable?

What motivated you?


Your stories

As we transition back to campus over time in the SY2021-22, we will plan an in-person event again. Stay tuned for details. 

In the meantime, the DoDA planning committee sees this temporary pause as an opportunity to hear your stories in a different format — and listen to them with an ear for what there is to learn about co-creating new ways of being, working, and connecting.


A year like no other

As a community that once gathered for a Day of Dialogue & Action, we continued to collectively deepen WashU’s culture of dialogue and action. Across the Danforth and Medical campuses April 2020 – April 2021, university members hosted more than 500 events that sparked conversation, embraced our incredible diversity, and fostered coordinated action to advance equity and inclusion. We’ve compiled resources from those events and gathered opportunities for individuals to plug into learning, dialogue, and action no matter where they are.

Education Equity in a New Era

Part of the Brown School’s COVID & Race series

Inclusive Growth in St. Louis: Building an Inclusive Economy

Part of the Social Policy Insitute’s Inclusive Growth Series 

Sprawl Series: White Suburbia

Luminary Arts + The Divided City Initiative Laboratory for Suburbia

Active Inclusion: More Than a Seat at the Table