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One Story, Two Story, Three Story, Four: The Invisible People of Chicago - John Franklin

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When: Thursday, May 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor - Searle room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics


A Montgomery Lecture


John Franklin MD, MSc, MA
Professor of Psychiatry, Transplant Surgery and Medical Education/Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion and Student Support
Division Chief, Addiction Psychiatry; Fellowship Training Director

One Story, Two Story, Three Story, Four: The Invisible People of Chicago

In this talk, it is with great respect (and uncertain ethics) that I attempt to make meaning, put in perspective, approximately 3000 stories of people I characterize as “The Invisible People of Chicago.” I will describe who these people are, what ails them and why and how they are telling me their stories. We will discuss the nature and power of personal storytelling. What facilitates their telling? What impends them? We will be uncovering conflicting, intersecting values and power differentials embedded in this endeavor. In addition, we will reflect upon why these stories, at times, are so hard to hear and why they are so difficult to accurately record. I will lend voice to a few stories told to me and reflect upon how the stories affect both teller and listener (me).

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