Events / Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action 2019 Dialogues Across Difference

Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action 2019 Dialogues Across Difference

5:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center

5:00-6:45 p.m.

The first 250 participants will receive an advance copy of Manji’s book, “Don’t Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times”

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome by Chancellor-elect Andrew D. Martin and introduction by David H. Perlmutter, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine

Keynote Address: Irshad Manji

“Moving Beyond Labels: A Conversation About Diversity, Bigotry & Common Humanity”


Described as the “master of moral courage” by CBS News journalist Lesley Stahl, Irshad Manji is an internationally acclaimed advocate, scholar, educator and best-selling author. She is the founder of the Moral Courage Project, an initiative that aims to help young people speak truth to power within their own communities. Her latest book, “Don’t Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times,” will release later this month and already is being heralded as an important and powerful work. Recognizing Manji’s leadership, Oprah Winfrey honored her with the Chutzpah Award for “audacity, nerve, boldness and conviction.”

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A Conversation and Q&A

Moderated by Sherree Wilson, Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, School of Medicine

Featuring Ruth Durrell, Junior, Washington University; R. Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities; Jessica Pittman, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine; Averey Strong, Third-Year Class President, School of Medicine

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