Monday, January 26, 2015
BJC | Hundreds of employees across BJC came together in a spirit of reverence and service Jan. 19 to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. From a stirring musical tribute at Washington University Medical Center, to a heartfelt call to “be awakened to make a difference” at the BJC Learning Institute, to services of remembrance at Christian Hospital and several other BJC locations — the messages shared were of unity, peace and justice. Here are a few images from the day.
The Four Humors Quartet, a group of Washington University School of Medicine physicians, played classical pieces at the MLK commemorative service at the Eric P. Newman Education Center Jan. 19. | Photo by Brad Lechner
June Fowler, BJC senior vice president of communications, gave a thought-provoking speech in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Jan. 19. She discussed the value King placed on service and spoke of making the community better by helping others, asking the employees who attended, “What trail will you blaze?” | Photo by Kelly Pahl
Rhonda Brandon, BJC senior vice president and chief human resources officer, reminded employees at the BJC Learning Institute that the work Martin Luther King Jr. started is not yet finished and encouraged those in attendance to “awaken” to their own personal call to action. To read Brandon’s complete remarks, click here. | Photo by Tim Mudrovic
Employees at the BJC Learning Institute commemoration were invited to write down their dreams for the future. | Photo by Tim Mudrovic
The St. Louis Children’s Choir, directed by Elizabeth Hogan McFarland, received a standing ovation after their performance of “The Rising,” as well as the Spanish song “Juntos,” which means “together.” | Photo by Brad Lechner
Dr. Christi Griffin, founder of The Ethics Project, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals MLK celebration. Dr. Griffin reminded attendees to stay positive and to believe in themselves. | Photo by Brad Lechner
Vocalist Sharifa Black sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “O Patria Mia” from Aida, at Healing the Past, Strengthening the Future, the Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals MLK commemorative service. Black received a standing ovation for her performance. | Photo by Brad Lechner
A “good news” wall at the BJC Learning Institute celebration displayed news stories and articles containing positive messages. | Photo by Tim Mudrovic
Employees from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals came together for a tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19. From left, Lorene Meyer, HR business partner, addressed the historical significance of the holiday; Sherman Lewis, cook, offered a powerful rendition of the “I Have A Dream” speech; and Susan Weitz, chaplain, led the crowd in a prayer reflecting the need to strive for equality. | Photo by Diane Fix
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1/28/2015 9:38 AM
The Dream continues today. The service is always beautiful and warms your heart.
1/29/2015 8:18 AM
Sherman's speech at PWH that morning was beyond moving. You could've heard a pin drop as he took pauses in between statements. It was a wonderful way to commemorate Dr. King's legacy and to start our day together in St. Charles County.