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February 2017

UCLA Social Medicine Grand Rounds – “Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms: Changing the Terms of the Debate”

February 21, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
UCLA Gonda Building, 200 Medical Plaza Driveway Suite 530
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Social Medicine Grand Rounds is proud to present: "Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms: Changing the Terms of the Debate" by Dr. Jonathan Metzl. Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill loners, and (4) that effective gun control laws will not prevent such incidents.…

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Gun Policy in Trump’s America

February 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for a panel discussion with leading legislators, activists, journalists, and academics to debate gun policy and it’s everyday effects under the most overtly pro-gun administration in modern memory.

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March 2017

“What Makes Black Girls, Blue?” Creating Mental Wellness Climates for Black Women and Girls – Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – room 2044, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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“What Makes Black Girls, Blue?” Creating Mental Wellness Climates for Black Women and Girls A Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls (CCBWG) briefing Description On Thursday March 9, 2017, The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, co-chaired by Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), will present a panel of some of the nation's mental health thought leaders, advocates, providers, researchers, everyday Black women, and her allies, for a U.S. Congressional level conversation on the social, economic, cultural, and political elements,…

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The global psyche: experiments in ethics, politics, and technoscience

March 16, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN United States + Google Map

Dr. Jonathan Metzl is conference co-organizer

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Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center, Boston

March 28, 2017
Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Invited lecture, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

March 30, 2017
University of Pennsylvania Department of Africana Studies, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 331A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228 United States
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Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

March 31, 2017
Einstein Medical Center, 5501 Old York Rd
Philadelphia, 19141 United States
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April 2017

Invited lecture, medical education session at Northwell Health’s The Zucker Hillside Hospital

April 19, 2017
Zucker Hillside Hospital, 75-59 263rd St.
Glen Oaks, NY 11004 United States
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May 2017

Alt-White Supremacy as Public Health Emergency – DAHSM Culpeper Seminar Series

May 1, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, 3333 California St., Room 474
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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Of late, we’ve heard much about the rise of “alt-white supremacy” in the United States—with the assumption that supremacy is a system that places white people atop persons of color, immigrants, and other marginalized groups. The core ideology of supremacy, and the politics and policies that support it, depends on a hierarchy that seemingly privileges and benefits white people at the expense of everyone else. (See, e.g., walls, bans, and other structures and policies.)

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Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms: Changing the Terms of the Debate

May 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Toland Hall Auditorium, 533 Parnassus Avenue, room 142
San Francisco, CA 94143 United States
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Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the US: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill loners, and (4) that effective gun control laws will not prevent such incidents. Professor Metzl will discuss how these assumptions about gun violence are incorrectly linked to stereotypes of mental illness and race in the United States. These issues become obscured when mass shootings are framed as representative of all gun crime, and when “mentally ill” ceases to be a medical designation and becomes encoded as violent threat.

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