Conference – '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.
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Keynote: Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers, founding director, University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center, and executive VP for Community Health Engagement
Friday, Feb. 9, noon to 5 p.m.
- Lunch keynote: Celeste González de Bustamante, UA associate professor of journalism
- Panel 1: Guns and Violence
- Jenny Carlson, UA assistant professor of sociology
- Christian Mpody, Fulbright Scholar, UA College of Public Health
- Elise Lopez, assistant director, Relationship Violence Program, UA College of Public Health
- Panel 2: Building Resilient Communities, with
- Nelda Ruiz
- Selwyn Rogers
- Brian Mayer, UA associate professor of sociology and public health
- Natalie Baxter, featured artist
- Closing remarks: Debi Chess Mabie, community impact fellow, UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences