Violence and the Ethics of Urban Health Care
Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center • 303 E. Superior Street • Chicago, Illinois
Friday, September 25, 2009
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This conference is open to the public, and is free due to generous support from the Greenwall Foundation.
Seating is limited. Advanced registration is recommended.
Violence affects us all: its victims, their families and friends, their neighborhoods, our city, the healthcare system. Stopping it requires efforts on every front. What can health care do? Recent studies in developmental biology suggest that early exposure to violence increases the risk for adult diseases later in life; pediatricians now regularly ask their patients’ family if there is a gun in the home. But even more can be done. With funding from the Greenwall Foundation, this one-day conference brings neighborhood stories, community projects, and academic research together with Alex Kotlowitz, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Visiting Professor, to imagine a better, less violent Chicago.
Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program of Northwestern University
Center for Bioethics, Science, & Society of Northwestern University
Donnelley Family Disability Ethics Program of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Erie Family Health Center
The Greenwall Foundation
★ RUEBHAUSEN LECTURE ★ 9:00 - 10:15am
Alex Kotlowitz · The Things They Carry: Violence and a City's Health
|BREAK · 10:15 - 10:30am|
PANEL I · 10:30 - 12:00pm
Direct Hits and Collateral Damage
Moderated by Kristi Kirschner, with a response by Alex Kotlowitz
- Neighborhood Narrative · Melvin Juette
- Children and Violence · Bradley Stolbach
- The Neurobiology of Violence · Darren Gitelman
LUNCH (boxed lunches with video) · 12:00 to 1:00pm
Tod Lending’s Legacy
Gary Slutkin and Alex Kotlowitz respond
LECTURE · 1:00 - 2:00pm
Dorothy Roberts · Race, Gender, and the Causes of Urban Violence: Are We
Looking in the Right Places?
PANEL II · 2:00 - 3:30pm
Moderated by John Franklin, with a response by Alex Kotlowitz
- Neighborhood Narrative · Susan Avila
- Broken Systems, Broken Bodies: Immigration and Rehabilitation · Michelle Gittler
- Separate and Unequal: Violence and Injury Outcome Disparities by Race and Socioeconomic Status · Marie Crandall
- Drivers of Disparities in Urban Health and Health Care · Romana Hasnain-Wynia
|BREAK · 3:30 - 3:45pm|
PANEL III · 3:45 - 5:30pm
Why Haven't We Fixed This Yet?
Moderated by Katie Watson, with a final summation led by Alex Kotlowitz
- Neighborhood Narrative · Nathaniel Howard
- Nurturing Community · Sokoni Karanja
- CeaseFire · Zale Hoddenbach, CeaseFire "interrupter"
- Keeping Vigil Against Violence · Susan Johnson
RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING · 5:30 - 6:30pm
Copies of books by speakers Alex Kotlowitz, Dorothy Roberts, and Melvin Juette will be for sale for the authors to sign.
The book retailer accepts cash and credit cards.