Violence, Trauma, and Resilience: A Community Conversation

Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Medicine for

Violence, Trauma, and Resilience: A Community Conversation

This free event draws together experts and advocates across various fields who will help to advance a conversation about violence, trauma, and resilience, with a specific focus on gun violence, neighborhood violence, and what it takes to build resilient communities. Even a cursory reading of today’s headlines show that these issues are by no means resolved. Not only are certain communities and populations most at risk from violence, but our focus has been too much on individual trauma and its repair and not on structural and community solutions. This symposium kicks off a year of dialogue about trauma and resilience, culminating in Spring 2019 in a series of UA Presents events. Register today, space is limited. 

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Thursday, February 8th, 2018 




Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers, University of Chicago
Founding Director, Trauma Center
Executive VP for Community Health Engagement

Friday, February 9th, 2018


Brown Bag Lunch & Panels

Lunch Keynote:

Celeste González de Bustamante

Panel 1: Guns and Violence

Jenny Carlson

Christian Mpody

Elise Lopez

Panel 2: Building Resilient Communities

Nelda Ruiz

Selwyn Rogers

Brian Mayer

Natalie Baxter

Closing Remarks:

Debi Chess Mabie

Featured Artist:

Natalie Baxter

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:00am to Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:00am

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