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Journey to Healing Exhibition: Opening Symposium

Saturday, September 30 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium and Atrium
520 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Opening Symposium for Journey to Healing: Creativity in the Time of Covid-19 Exhibition

Join us for an inspiring in-person event on Saturday, September 30, at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center in St. Louis, MO.

"Journey to Healing: Creativity in the Time of Covid-19" is an exploration of the transformative potential of art during the pandemic. We will immerse ourselves in the local history of how Covid-19 impacted St. Louis through a performance by and Q&A with the Saint Louis Story Stitchers, followed by a panel with Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes Jewish Hospital first responders, Jessi Gold, Corinna Treitel, Hillary Babcock, Lucas Adams and Hannah Adams. Then, we will broaden our scope to embark on a journey to healing with curated artworks from the Creativity in the Time of Covid-19 collection, centered around healers and healing. Join us for a night filled with art, music, and insightful discussion!

Our event is committed to ensuring accessibility for all attendees, including those with limited hearing, sight, and mobility. We have implemented a range of accommodations and features to make the event inclusive and welcoming to everyone, regardless of their abilities.

Event Type

Concerts & Performances, Exhibits, Seminar/Colloquia


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health, Campus & Community



Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Here and Next
Event Contact

Simona Sarafinovska | s.sarafinovska@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Natalie M. Phillips, associate professor at Michigan State, explores pandemic-related injustices through art. Soohyun Cho, a postdoctoral fellow there, studies neurodivergent detective figures in popular media. Saint Louis Story Stitchers engages youth in art-based violence prevention programs, addressing gun violence and promoting understanding and literacy. "The Responders" is an ongoing audio documentary, hosted by Simona Sarafinovska, WashU MD/PhD student, and Craig Pearson, WashU alum, chronicling healthcare workers' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington University and St. Louis, including speakers Jessi Gold, Hilary Babcock, Corinna Treitel, Lucas Adams, and Hannah Adams.

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