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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Alsip 5000 W 127th St, Alsip, IL

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.

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

Rubenstein Library, Duke West Campus 411 Chapel Dr., Room 153, Durham, NC

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?

Art & The Politics of Health – TFAFORUM 2017

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. 

Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation

Light Hall - Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1301 Medical Center Dr, Nashville, TN

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...

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

UC Davis Health Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222 4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA

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.

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

Levis Faculty Center, Room 300 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL

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.