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November 5th

5-7pm CT 

The Odditorium at Brewhalla

Fargo, ND 

Must be 21+ 

Ever wonder why health-related misinformation spreads like wildfire? Dr. Sara Gorman, renowned author and public health expert, will shed light on the psychology behind our beliefs. In her book, Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us, she explores the reasons why we sometimes ignore science that could safeguard our well-being. How then, as a society, can we manage some of these daunting problems, including loss of trust, misinformation, and conspiracy theories?

 

Ticket includes a 12oz Drekker beer!

 

 

About Sara Gorman

Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH is a public health expert and author based in New York. She is the CEO of Critica, an organization specializing in effective health and science communication and counteracting misinformation. As an evidence-based science communication organization, Critica is at the cutting edge of improving public understanding of health, medicine, and science. Her work has appeared or been reviewed in TIME, The New Yorker, Science, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Daily Kos, and NPR, among others.

Sara’s first book, Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us, was published by Oxford University Press in September 2016, and a revised edition was released in June 2021. The book examines the psychology of healthcare decision making and theorizes about public perception of risk. It includes tips for the general public about how to discriminate between valid and invalid science and pointers for public health professionals and doctors on how to communicate with people who don’t believe what science has taught us about health. The book has been translated into Chinese and Portuguese. Sara’s second book, Vital Signs: Distrust, Democracy, and Public Health in America, is now under contract with Oxford University Press and will appear in early 2024.

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Event is hosted by Humanities North Dakota and Brewhalla

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

 

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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