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The Ethics of Now with Jonathan Metzl

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith. Physician and Expert on Race, Health, and Gun Violence Jonathan Metzl on Why So Many Americans Support Policies that Harm Them. Friday, March 1, 2024. 7:00pm. Durham Arts Council. dukeethics.org/eon. Kenan Institute for Ethics logo. Black and white headshot of Jonathan Metzl against a red brick background.

Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics and host Adriane Lentz-Smith for a conversation with Jonathan Metzl on why so many Americans support policies that harm them.

An acclaimed physician and professor of psychiatry and sociology, Jonathan Metzl is one of the United States’s most important critics on health and violence. His work illuminates the social ills that undergird some of our nation’s most pressing health crises, including mental health, racism, and gun violence. He pushes us to question what true health means, why so many have worked against it, and how we might work together to promote it — for everyone.

Jonathan Metzl is Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book Award, the 2020 APA Benjamin Rush Award for Scholarship, and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow. His books include “The Protest Psychosis,” “Prozac on the Couch,” “Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality,” “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland,” and most recently “What We’ve Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms.”

This event takes place at the Durham Arts Council. Copies of “What We’ve Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms” will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Regulator Bookshop. A book signing and reception will follow the event. Please be advised that seating for this event is first come, first served.


March 1
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Durham Arts Council
120 Morris St
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