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November 2, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Community Arts | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

Wayne State University’s Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series returns for its 25th year. Co-sponsored by the Wayne State University Alumni Association and Irvin D. Reid Honors College, the series kicks off Thursday, Nov. 2., with featured speaker Dr. Damon Tweedy, bestselling author and associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University.

The Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series began in 1992 and was named in honor of the civil rights leader and former WSU administrator upon his retirement. The series features distinguished corporate and civic leaders who speak on a wide range of important issues, from politics and business to law and the arts. 

Until his death in 2011, Dr. Johnson dedicated his life to uplifting his fellow man and the greater community. He was widely respected both locally and nationally for his work as an educator and civil rights leader. His decades of work and countless contributions to society have left a lasting legacy, celebrated by this impactful lecture series.  

About the speaker:

Dr. Damon Tweedy is author of The New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, selected by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Non-Fiction books of 2015. The book examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed both his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Duke Hospital. He is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

For more information about this event, please contact Wayne State University Alumni Association at 313-577-2300 or wsuaa@wayne.edu.