Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 11:30-1:30

  • 11:30 a.m. — Lunch
  • 11:45 a.m. — Historical preview
  • Noon — Keynote
  • 1 p.m. — Q&A

Location: State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement is partnering with the Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series to welcome James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma.

When tragedy touches a community, the appropriate effective response is population-wide. Climate-related disasters as well as school shootings, high levels of joblessness and poverty, and opioid addiction, are all fundamentally public health, rather than medical issues. In this talk, Dr. Gordon will present a model of population-wide trauma healing that he describes in his new book The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, the one that he and his Center for Mind-Body Medicine colleagues have implemented in communities across the United States that have been affected by hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires.

The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series hosts national thought-leaders who share ideas, insights, and inspiration with regional influencers to advance the sustainable development goals of Greater Des Moines.

This event is free and open to the public.

Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311 Phone: 515-271-3623 Fax Number: 515-271-3631 Email: Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.