The 2018 Osher Summer Lecture Series, Our Divided Country: How to Find Common Ground will be held Thursday mornings, July 12 - August 16.
Tickets are required, visit the Osher website for information.
It has been said that, "a house divided against itself cannot stand" (Abraham Lincoln, 1858). Yet the U.S. finds itself increasingly fractured along partisan lines. These growing divides are supercharged today by instant Internet and social media communications, 24/7 cable news, blatantly partisan media which attract and inflame like-minded viewers, body cams, viral smartphone videos, and the denigration of some American traditions.
Each of the six prominent speakers will frame the key issues of the series, probe challenges to finding common ground, and provide insights on how to most constructively unite America to solve them. Four of the speakers have written books that the Norwich Bookstore will have on hand for purchase and signing.
"Is being black bad for your health?" As an African-American doctor in North Carolina, Damon Tweedy has observed the relationships between white doctors and black patients, and between black doctors and white patients. He will also compare the availability and quality of medical care provided to black and white patients, offering suggestions for tackling the discrimination problem.
"A must-read for anyone interested in improving medical care from training to delivery in a world where race persists as a factor in life and death." --Library Journal
Dr. Damon Tweedy, a Duke Medical School graduate, is currently Professor of Psychiatry at Duke and staff psychologist at Durham VA Medical Center.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK SELECTION • A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE BOOK SELECTION
One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans