Conference – 'Violence, Trauma, and Resilience: A Community Conversation'

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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.

Event schedule:

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
Main Campus
Student Union Memorial Center, Sonora Ballroom
Tucson, AZ
United States
contact info & links
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Contact Person: 
November Prentiss
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, November Prentiss.