The SPH Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Team (EDIT) invites all Students, Faculty and Staff to join us for an open dialogue around these topics, to help build an open space within the SPH community to bring questions and concerns. In honor of Veteran’s Day (on Nov 11th, 2019), during this session we will watch a brief talk on Ted.com by Sebastian Junger, “Our Lonely Society makes it hard to come home from war” during the first fifteen minutes, and spend the rest of the hour discussing this topic.
Sebastian Junger has seen war up close, and he knows the impact that battlefield trauma has on soldiers. But he suggests there’s another major cause of pain for veterans when they come home: the experience of leaving the tribal closeness of the military and returning to an alienating and bitterly divided modern society. “Sometimes, we ask ourselves if we can save the vets,” Junger says. “I think the real question is if we can save ourselves.”
Feel free to bring your lunch! Microwave and beverages are available.