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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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2017 Gun Violence Prevention Summit, hosted by Americans for Responsible Solutions and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

May 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Constitution Level, 1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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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 @ 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 @ 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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