Special Events and Initiatives

Office for Diversity Affairs-Sponsored Events
Specific dates and times for upcoming events when available:

Levi Watkins, MD, Jr. Lecture: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:00 Noon | Light Hall (or Zoom)

Hidden VUMC Figures Event: Monday, November 2, 2020 | 12:00 Noon | Light Hall

Diversity Portrait Unveilings: Monday, December 14, 2020 | 4:00 PM | TBD

Diversity Lecture Series

The Office for Diversity Affairs sponsors three powerful lecture series to inspire dialogue, foster community engagement and provide medical education related to the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. Each lecture highlights renowned international guest speakers as well as lauded members of Vanderbilt’s faculty.

  • Martin Luther Kings, Jr. Lectures - January (Annually)
  • Robert Churchwell, Sr. Lectures (Annually)
  • Levi Watkins, Jr. Lectures - October (Annually)

Learn more here: https://www.vumc.org/diversity/diversity-lecture-series

Hidden VUMC Figures - November (Annually)

Special Events and Initiatives

VUMC honors four staff members for their outstanding service in roles that have historically gone unrecognized. 

Learn more here: https://www.vumc.org/diversity/hidden-vumc-figures

Portrait Unveiling - December (Annually)

VUSM leaders unveil new portraits of medical pioneers who represent the diverse history of faculty at VUMC. 

Learn more here: https://www.vumc.org/diversity/under-represented-groups-portrait-series