Events / Book Discussion – Dying of Whiteness Part 3: Kansas Government Programs #1

Book Discussion – Dying of Whiteness Part 3: Kansas Government Programs #1

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Zoom (Virtual), 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a discussion of physician Jonathan M. Metzl’s book “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland.” This week’s discussion will cover the third section: Kansas.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion has a very limited copies of the book available for those who wish to take part in the discussion. If you wish to purchase your own copy, Left Bank Books currently has the book available at a 20% discount as part of its Reading Group Pick program for the month of March only.  Please indicate on the registration form if you would like a book and a preferred method of receiving the book, to campus or home address.

Please register to attend a discussion/s of your choice taking place in May.  The discussions will cover the last section dedicated to a specific example from Kansas.

Dying of Whiteness Book Discussion Registration and Book Order Form

Dying of Whiteness Book Discussion Registration and Book Order Form

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is leading a discussion of physician Jonathan M. Metzl's book Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland.

In the book Dr. Metzl builds the case that whiteness has become a risk factor for various health outcomes, fueled by politics designed to stoke racial resentment. The book is broken into three sections dedicated to a specific example from three different states. Missouri's history of gun legislation and the impact of firearm access on suicide rates, Tennessee's history with health care access, and Kansas's history with school programs and social services are researched and analyzed using epidemiological data and group interview. We will lead independent discussions of each section to maximize participation opportunities. This registration will include you in the discussion for the last section of the book - Kansas Government Programs.

We have limited copies of the book; please contact Valerie Joyner or use the form below to indicate whether you would like the book shipped to your home or campus address.

Feel free to register for any/all discussions.

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Part Three: Kansas (Government Programs)

Monday, 5/23/22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Thursday 5/26/22, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Washington University School of Medicine sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, at least one week before the event, please contact the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in advance at 314-273-2809 or MedDEI@wustl.edu.