There are a number of ways for Washington University students to get involved with the Day of Discovery & Dialogue. Here are some options.

Dinner with Leaders in the St. Louis Community (FULL)

Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are invited to a dinner with leaders in the community including CEOs of local organizations, professors from the School of Medicine and campus leaders. We have asked external community members to share how resiliency has shown up in their lives and what they think it means to build resiliency in the communities to which they belong.

Note location change: All students will have dinner in Umrath Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

(This event is full and registration is closed.)

Film Screening of “WHOSE STREETS?” and Facilitated Discussion

Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are invited to a screening of “WHOSE STREETS?” with an introduction from students who participated in the protests, as well as a facilitated discussion after the film. “WHOSE STREETS?” is an account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. The filmmakers look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement. For this generation, the battle is not for civil rights, but for the right to live.

Discussion will be facilitated by

  • Purvi Patel, assistant director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Margaret Butler, Springboard Social Justice Fellow, Hillel
  • Alexis Templeton, undergraduate student, Class of 2019

Partners and spouses welcome. RSVP is required.

WashU Letters of Love and Courage

Members of the university community are invited to offer support and encouragement to others in the St. Louis community by writing a “Letter of Love and Courage.”

The letters will be delivered to nonprofit organizations that work closely with people who may appreciate a short and thoughtful letter about courage, love and gratitude. Our partner organizations support veterans, LGBTQIA youth, religious minorities and other individuals who may be experiencing hardship in their lives.

You can pick up a blank postcard in the following spaces and drop them off at the same locations:

  • Campus Life Office
  • Liberman Graduate Center

Attend Events on February 13-14 on the Medical and Danforth Campuses

Check out the agenda and register for events.