Signs and Symptoms Pre-Conference Lecture
November Sonnet: Michael Lally’s reflections on race and tragedy in America
November Sonnet views the assassination of President John Kennedy through the facial expressions of black GIs, and reveals to the us the ways in which the dynamics of racial oppression are as deadly as a bullet. Art, as used by Michael Lally, gives us the consciousness we need to address the pressing problems of our world, allowing us to create the social and economic foundations for health.
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove is a board-certified psychiatrist who is interested in the links between the environment and mental health. She started her research career in 1986 with a focus on the AIDS epidemic, and became aware of the close link between AIDS and place of residence. Under the rubric of the psychology of place, Dr. Fullilove began to examine the mental health effects of such environmental processes as violence, rebuilding, segregation, urban renewal, and mismanaged toxins. She has published numerous articles and six books including “Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities,” “Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It,” and “House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place.”
Sponsored by the NEH Narratives in Tandem Grant, Center for Ideas and Society, the UCR School of Public Policy and the UCR School of Medicine
THE NARRATIVES IN TANDEM PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY THE CENTER FOR IDEAS AND SOCIETY THROUGH A MAJOR GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES: EXPLORING THE HUMAN ENDEAVOR
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