Join us for these upcoming events!
Join us for our 2021 International Day of Peace Commemoration! We will be chalking the sidewalk at Havener from 11:30-1pm. Later that evening we are excited to host a Peace Summit from 5-7pm. We have speakers that will be joining us for a discussion surrounding this years theme. "Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.
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Erin Stampp, Director, Programming and Professional Development, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine . Erin has been serving communities as a diversity and inclusion practitioner for over 20 years in both the U.S. and internationally. Erin joined the School of Medicine as a Diversity and Inclusion Leader in May of 2017 and in 2021 became the Director of Programming and Professional Development in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She also serves the St. Louis Region as a training specialist with the Anti-Defamation League to provide K-12 anti-bias education and as an independent DEI consultant and volunteer in anti-racism work in the region.
Erin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a Minor in Women Studies from Western Illinois University and then joined the United States Peace Corps where she served in Port Antonio, Jamaica for 3 years. There she did advocacy work to integrate children with intellectual disabilities into communities and coordinated a Special Olympics program. After returning to the U.S., she earned a Masters of Public Policy and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Erin worked at Missouri S&T for nearly six years doing diversity, inclusion and retention work with the Student Diversity, Outreach and Women’s Programs office. She returned to St. Louis to join the Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence at Barnes Jewish Hospital as the Manager for Education and Development. During her time leading Education efforts at Barnes they reached 99/1% of leaders and nearly 80% of team members, championed an addition of a cultural competency module to annual competencies in 2016, and created the 1st BJH Diversity Week.
Nikki McGruder, Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MU Health Care. Nikki serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for MU Health Care, in Columbia, Missouri. Nikki leads MU Health Care's DEI efforts across its extensive network of hospitals and clinics. Prior to joining MU Health Care, Nikki led the Inclusive Impact Institute as its first Director and gave the community its first comprehensive organization dedicated to innovation, strategy and solutions to issues of diversity and inclusion. Nikki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Columbia College in Columbia, MO, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
Join SDI and SHPE on 9/22/21 from 5-7pm at the Diversity House for a dinner and discussion about cultural appropriation. Limited spots available for dinner and in-person discussion. RSVP for in-person discussion and dinner. Deadline to register is 9/17 by 5pm.
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What's Cookin' this month in SDI? Stop by the Diversity House on 10/6/21 between 7:30-11:00 AM for free breakfast and to learn about our upcoming cultural and social programs. Get to know our staff and learn about resources available to you!
Join SDI, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers on October 12th at 6pm for a movie night and discussion. We will be showing Stand and Deliver, the story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout-prone students to learn calculus.
Join Spectrum and SDI as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community and learn how to be better allies! Trivia game, prizes, and free food. This event has a limited capacity. Register here by 10/8/21
Join Spectrum and SDI for a virtual Community Allies Fair where you can learn about on and off campus resources that support or affirm your LGBTQ+ identities. This event is open to those within the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
Join Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for a night of dancing and basic lessons! Event will be held Friday, October 15th at 7pm in St. Pat's Ballrooms B&C and attendance in limited.