NARRATIVE MEDICINE WORKSHOPS 2017
RACE | VIOLENCE | JUSTICE: THE NEED FOR NARRATIVE
Our signature methods of close reading, attentive listening, and perspectival respect hold out possibilities for reciprocal understanding, even in the face of deep divisions. Together, we will use narrative methods to bridge divides and catalyze action.
As a professor of urban policy and health, Mindy Fullilove will speak on seeing "serial forced displacement" in our narratives. George Yancy will explore the response to his New York Times "Dear White America” letter and will suggest necessary counter-narratives in the context of thinking about Black bodies. Topher Sanders, an investigative reporter, will speak about the response to his article "'Only White People,' said the little girl," and the difficult balance of raising black children who are aware and perceptive, yet still open-minded to the goodness of people around them. Sayantani DasGupta will address visionary medicine: racial justice, health and the need for radical imagination.
We invite public health activists, community leaders, social activists, police officers, legal/philosophical scholars, nurses, therapists, physicians, dentists, chaplains, and other clinicians to extend their expertise and contribute to this conversation of pressing importance.
For questions, please contact Cindy Smalletz: email@example.com