Stories Are What Save Us: Constructing Our Narratives and Finding Our Voices

21 Jul 21 Zoom Webinar 5:30 – 6:45 pm CDT

U Chicago Harris Public Policy

In his new book, Stories Are What Save Us: A Survivor’s Guide to Writing about Trauma, David Chrisinger shows the most efficient ways to uncover and effectively communicate what you’ve learned while fighting life’s battles. Drawing courageously from stories in his own life, he explores both the difficulties inherent in writing about personal trauma and the techniques for doing so in a responsible and compelling way. Join Chrisinger, trauma surgeon Dr. Brian Williams of UChicago Medicine, and Dr. Gina Fedock of the Crown School for a reflection on the importance of finding your voice, telling your story, and making a difference – both in your communities and within yourself. This conversation will be moderated by Natalie Y. Moore, a journalist with WBEZ and author of The South Side.


Featured Speakers

David Chrisinger

David Chrisinger
Associate Director, Writing Program, Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago; Author

Gina Fedock

Gina Fedock
Assistant Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, The University of Chicago


Angela Ricketts

Angela RickettsModerator
Author of No Man’s War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife

Brian Williams, MD

Brian Williams
MD Professor of Surgery; Trauma Surgeon, UChicago Medicine