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The Myth of the Thanksgiving Story: Transforming our Relationship to this Beloved Holiday

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

This virtual event is hosted by the School of Medicine, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, this event aims to deepen our awareness of the truth around the first Thanksgiving and how we grapple with that truth as we continue valued family time and traditions. The discussion will be facilitated around two articles that will be sent to participants when they register.  We will share resources for talking with family and friends about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as well. Please register to attend on our webpage diversity.med.wustl.edu/events.

These articles will be discussed in the session -

The Myths of Thanksgiving and the Lasting Damage they Imbue

This Tribe Helped the Pilgrims Survive for their First Thanksgiving.  They Still Regret it 400 Years Later.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Washington University School of Medicine sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, at least one week before the event, please contact the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 314-273-2809 or MedDEI@wustl.edu.

Register to attend.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine


Humanities & Society



Event Contact

Valerie Joyner

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