Dying of Whiteness - A Conversation with Jonathan Metzl

When Apr 15, 2024
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where HSC Kornhauser Auditorium
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The University of Louisville Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and our supportive UofL communities, cordially welcome you to join a conversation with psychiatrist and award-winning author Jonathan Metzl. Dr. Metzl is the author of the groundbreaking book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland. His recently released book, What We’ve Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms, looks at a racially charged mass shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, and reexamines how we as a nation should address gun violence.

Being a gun violence expert, professor, and psychiatrist is a unique combination that allows Dr. Metzl to speak and write about gun violence in America, and in particular to address stereotypes that link guns with race or mental illness, or that blame mental illness for mass shootings and other gun crimes.

Dr. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his MD from the University of Missouri, MA in humanities/poetics and psychiatric internship/residency from Stanford University, and PhD in American culture from University of Michigan.

This conversation with Dr. Metzl will be held at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center in the Kornhauser Library auditorium on Monday, April 15th at noon. There is also an option to attend virtually.

Light snacks and refreshments will be available on a first come, first served basis for in-person attendees. For virtual guests, the link will be shared via email closer to the event date.

Carmichael's Bookstore has partnered with us to sell copies of Dr. Metzl's books during the event, and Dr. Metzl will be available for a short time to sign books at the conclusion of the event.

This is a FREE event, open to all. ASL interpreting provided. Contact hscodi@louisville.edu with questions.