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Spoken word poet Joshua Bennett to speak at YSM on March 23

February 22, 2017

The Yale School of Medicine Program for Humanities in Medicine is bringing Joshua Bennett, Ph.D., spoken word poet, author, and scholar, to Yale on March 23, 2017 to perform in our speaker series. Bennett is a world traveled spoken word poet with multiple publications, awards, and performances at such venues as the Sundance Film Festival, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, and President Obama's Evening of Poetry and Music at the White House. The subject matter of his poetry not only provides personal reflections on society's relationship to disability, but addresses many of the discussions happening at the medical school and university campus at large. His poetry exists at the intersection of human relationship, faith, identity, disability, and trauma. Bennett's visit to Yale will be an opportunity to bring students and faculty from across the university to the medical campus for an evening that bears witness to the power of narrative and the stories that bring meaning to the issues we dedicate our careers to addressing.

Submitted by John Curtis on February 22, 2017