The 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Conference was held on October 26, 2016 and attracted more than 400 attendees across the Johns Hopkins community.
Participants came together to attend workshops on topics ranging from diversifying the sustainability movement to navigating the multigenerational workplace. In an effort to recognize all genders, the 2016 conference was the first conference where attendees were asked to add a pronoun sticker to their name badge.
The conference hosted Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgeon-in-Chief, Dr. Robert Higgins as our plenary speaker. Dr. Higgins engaged the audience in a question and answers session after speaking on his experience with diversity in medicine.
The keynote speech was given by Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and co-author of Who Speaks for Islam. Ms. Mogahed’s speech, Islamophobia: A Threat to All focused on the ways in which bigotry focused on the Muslim community harms us all.