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May 2017

Structural Competency: A New Paradigm for Addressing Race and Racism in Medicine

May 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Alsip, 5000 W 127th St
Alsip, IL 60803 United States
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Professor Metzl will explore a new educational paradigm called Structural Competency that aims to teach healthcare leaders of tomorrow ways to identify, study and intervene in these inequities. He will detail ways the “structural competency” model offers a new approach to healthcare. Structural competency is a term and concept coined by Dr. Metzl that has now become a major movement in health education.

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“Moving beyond colorblindness: Clinical encounters painted by the sociocultural contexts…” at 2017 APA Annual Meeting

May 20, 2017 - May 24, 2017
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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"Moving beyond colorblindness: Clinical encounters painted by the sociocultural contexts of racial…

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September 2017

Keynote at Humanities Futures Capstone Conference, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

September 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rubenstein Library, Duke West Campus, 411 Chapel Dr., Room 153
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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The capstone conference, titled Health Humanities & Social Justice: Breath, Body, Voice, will focus on the health humanities. We define health on a continuum from the health sciences to states of health, and focus on social justice to bridge the lived experiences of health and wellness in both our academic and non-academic communities. Furthermore, in 2017, we ask: how are the humanities transforming health, and how is health transforming the humanities? And what do these mutual influences suggest concerning the health of the humanities?

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December 2017

Art & The Politics of Health – TFAFORUM 2017

December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A panel of artists, intellectuals, and culture experts discuss the many ways that artists, their friends, and loved ones negotiate the complexities of health and illness through artistic expression. We will uncover the multiple layers through which bodies and societies experience health, illness, transcendence, and being. 

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February 2018

Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation

February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Light Hall – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1301 Medical Center Dr
Nashville, TN 37232 United States
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Firearms have become increasingly prevalent in daily life over the past decade, as states like Tennessee loosen regulations governing most aspects of gun sales, purchases, and public carry privileges. This expansion raises a number of questions that an expert panel of academics, politicians, and activists will address...

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Psychiatry Grand Rounds – Structural competency: A new engagement with stigma and inequality

February 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Ave S, , TN
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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"Structural competency: A new engagement with stigma and inequality" Jonathan Metzl, MD,…

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March 2018

Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, & the Politics of American Firearms | UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

March 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UC Davis Health Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, 4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817 United States
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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 gun control “won’t prevent” such incidents. Professor Metzl will address how assumptions about gun violence incorrectly link to stereotypes of mental illness and race in the United States.

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When the Shooter is White: Race, Mental Illness, and the Politics of American Firearms | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300, 919 West Illinois Street
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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In this talk, Prof. Metzl addresses how the automatic assumption that white shooters are isolated, deranged individuals conveys the subtle message that whiteness in general, and white masculinity specifically, is not connected to any larger cultures, networks or ideologies that might foment violence.

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April 2018

Gun Violence in America – Panel Discussion – Barnard College and Columbia University

April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milbank Hall, Barnard College, 604-606 W 120th St,
New York,, NY 10027 United States
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Please join the Barnard College Human Rights Program and Columbia University Students Against Gun Violence for a panel discussion Thursday, April 26, from 6 pm - 8 pm in room 307 Milbank Hall. 

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May 2018

LECTURE: Structural Competency, 5 Years On: Tracking a New Medical Approach to Stigma and Inequality

May 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This talk described a shift in medical education away from approaches to…

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