Featured Cultural Observance: The FOR ALL Conference

The FOR ALL Conference: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, is a cultural mainstay of Atrium Health. For the past 20 years, it has been the largest and most prominent learning forum of its kind within the Southeast region. The demand to deliver innovative experiences that will improve our collective status on diversity, inclusion and equity - is crucial to success across industries. Nationally recognized experts in culturally competent care, workplace inclusion, emerging trends, research and other leading-edge diversity disciplines, will be featured. To that end, the agenda is designed to explore a range of topics including equity of care practices, inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, innovation, social justice, disabilities, and diversity perspectives in workforce and talent management decision-making. The overall goal is that of elevating cultural competence in organizations, communities and our world. Learn more

Upcoming Events

Who We Are: Jewish American Heritage Month 
ICYMI: watch the recorded session from the Monday, May 6 to hear panel of teammates sharing stories about their heritage and identity, and discussing the rich culture and contributions of Jewish Americans. Moderator David Zaas; Panel: Mila Felder, Betty Chu, Rabbi Yonason Meadows, Richard Weinberg 

8th Annual LGBTQ+ Healthcare Symposium: Finding Strength in Opportunities 
Register for this virtual symposium on Friday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, which is dedicated to improving health care systems, inspiring hope and better providing equitable and accessible health care for LGBTQ+ patients. 

Who We Are: Asian American and Pacific Islander
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, hear a panel of teammates as they reflect on the innovation, resilience and ingenuity of AAPI leaders in their lasting contributions to our history and prosperity, and their continued influence on our collective future as visionaries and trailblazers. Join us Tuesday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to noon CST/Noon to 1 p.m. EST. Moderator Rowena Cassim-Sims; Panel: Tri Tang, Wenda Hunt, Carla Sims, Shoeb Sitafalwa 

A Courageous Conversation: Responding to World Crises 
Current world events can feel overwhelming at times, but you don’t have to face them alone. Let’s come together, May 29, 9-10 a.m. CT/10-11 a.m. ET for a panel discussion on the impact of global events on our lives, strategies for fostering inclusivity at work and resources to support the well-being of our diverse workforce. Join us here. Moderator Amy Bovi; Panel: David Callaway, Joelle Espinosa, Rev. Gregory Hathaway

DEI Events in the Midwest  
To view the Midwest DEI calendar, visit the Midwest DEI SharePoint page.   

Other Important Observances

Featured System Resource Groups:

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Jewish Affinity Group 

The Jewish Affinity Group hopes to be a visible presence to those who identify as Jewish or interested in Jewish culture. Our Affinity Group will be a resource to facilitate activities and awareness around Jewish cultural practices and events. We also hope to catalyze multi-cultural, interfaith activities across the enterprise to foster a richer workplace experience.  


  1. To improve the visibility and representation of cultural diversity within the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist system  
  2. To assist in building an inclusive and welcoming environment for people of diverse cultural backgrounds across the heath system for all including our patients and their families  
  3. To facilitate education and exposure to culturally diverse members of our workplace community  

For more information, please email

The Asian Heritage and Allies group is a newly formed system resource group across the Atrium Health enterprise.   

Mission: Elevate the Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and community across the Atrium Health enterprise. 

Our Objectives 

  • Developing internal connections and networking opportunities between Atrium Health teammates of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage and allies across the enterprise
  • Educating teammates and the broader community about Asian culture and issues  
  • Developing long-lasting partnerships within the Asian community and engaging in outreach opportunities that impact our surrounding communities 
  •  To join, email or you can get connected on Yammer by clicking “join” on the Asian Heritage and Allies page.

Featured Advocate Health Teammate Calendar: 

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Americans who identify as two or more races are most likely to report mental health illnesses. Regardless of your race, gender, religion or age, there are resources to support your mental health. Find tools and resources for teammates here. Learn more through the Teammate Calendar







Important Dates  

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo: Mexican-American holiday that celebrates Mexico’s defeat of the French Army    May 5 – May 5* – Vesak: A Theravada Buddhist festival that observes the birth, death, and enlightenment of the Buddha.    May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: this event seeks to raise awareness for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.   

May 19 – Malcolm X’s Birthday: well-known Muslim minister and civil rights activist, who was assassinated in 1965   

May 23 – Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib: A day observed by Sikhs to celebrate the first martyr in their faith.   

May 26 – Buddha Day: celebrates the Buddha, who founded one of the world’s most practiced faiths  

May 27 – Memorial Day: a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. 

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Last Updated on 05/11/2024