Events celebrating and promoting diversity are cherished traditions at Washington University. At these annual events, our community comes together to explore and enjoy a rich variety of cultures, customs and experiences.
Academic Women’s Network Dinners
See dates for upcoming dinners and other events through the Academic Women’s Network of the Washington University School of Medicine on its website.
African Film Festival
Learn about the African Film Festival and other events at the Washington University African Students Association website.
African Arts Festival
Visit www.stlafricanartsfest.com to learn more about the African Arts Festival.
Buder Center Pow Wow Festival
Visit the Buder Center’s website for information about the annual Pow Wow.
Day of Discovery & Dialogue
Each year, we come together to explore critical issues facing our community. We confront questions that challenge each of us to do better and be better.
2018: The Psychology of Mindset and Resilience
2017: A Mosaic of True Stories
2016: A Focus on Inclusion
2015: Race & Ethnicity
Ashoka, the South Asian Student Association, offers information about how to get involved with and attend annual Diwali celebrations.
Eid Al Adha
Learn about observations of Eid Al Adha at WashU by visiting the Muslim Student Association website.
Each year, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures hosts German Day; find details at the department’s website.
Discover Holi on the South Asian Student Association’s website.
Japanese Film Festival
Learn about the annual celebration of Japanese film by visiting the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures website.
LGBT Faculty & Staff Reception
For information about the next LGBT Faculty & Staff Reception, email Gail Boker.
Lunar New Year Festival
Learn more about this festival and various aspects of Asian culture by visiting the Lunar New Year Website.
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Get details about the next Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and the committee planning it.
Reception for Women Faculty
Learn about the reception sponsored by the Association of Women Faculty, Academic Women’s Network and Office of the Provost on the Association of Women Faculty website.
South Asian Heritage Month
Learn about South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) by visiting the website for Ashoka, the South Asian Student Association.
Swedish Film Night
Find information about Swedish Film Night on the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures website.
Learn about the inaugural Trailblazers event here.
St. Louis Community Events
The Black Rep
Discover the upcoming season of shows on the Black Rep’s website.
Italian Film Festival
Find dates and times for the annual festival that brings premieres of award-winning Italian film to St. Louis on the festival’s website.
St. Louis Black Film Festival
The St. Louis Black Film Festival showcases independent films featuring African diaspora central characters or subject matter. Learn more on the St. Louis Black Film Festival website.
St. Louis Indian Dance Festival
See upcoming events on the Soorya Performing Arts website, including the annual Indian Dance Festival and events featuring other Indian art forms.
St. Louis International Film Festival
Presented by Cinema St. Louis, the St. Louis International Film Festival brings cutting-edge features and shorts from around the globe to St. Louis. Learn about this year’s festival on the Cinema St. Louis website.