The 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Conference was held on October 16, 2015. The half-day event brought together more than 400 Johns Hopkins affiliates.
Attendees participated in workshops with a focus on historical and cultural contexts of diversity and inclusion. Attendees were also able to connect with immediate diversity and inclusion conversations through the lens of the evolving civil unrest around the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray while in police custody.
The conference welcomed Dr. James Gilman as the plenary speaker to open the event and keynote speaker, Congressman Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings gave an impassioned speech on the promise of diversity and highlighted the ways in which our connections to one another ultimately impact our trajectories in life.
In memory of Congressman Elijah Cummings
As we reflect on the work that Elijah Cummings did for the city of Baltimore, we would like to share his keynote speech from this year’s conference. Please click here to view his speech. Thank you Congressman Cummings for your service to our community and your unwavering passion for diversity and inclusion.