What: Attend a Colloquium Lecture by John Schmid, economics writer at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Date: Wednesday, April 18
Location: AMU 227
Economics writer John Schmid will discuss his multi-media series, A Time to Heal, which explores how childhood trauma leads to adult afflictions with poverty, mental illness, drop outs, crime and unemployment – in what becomes a self-repeating downward generational cycle. He will also talk about resilience, recovery and healing. The series recently inspired Oprah Winfrey to return to her hometown of Milwaukee for a “60 Minutes” documentary of her own about the same epidemic.
The Colloquium talk coincides with the university’s “President’s Challenge” meant to build a coalition of social workers, activists and trauma experts along with university faculty and students to address the epidemic.
The Marquette Law School sponsored the Journal Sentinel’s series through a research fellowship from the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education.
In an interview with the Journal Sentinel on childhood trauma, President Lovell said, “I feel I do have an obligation with my position, I do have a platform. I can’t think of anything more important to me, that’ll have such a big impact for the community we are in, than to address the impact of trauma and to break the cycle.”