An Etymological Approach to Emergency, Catastrophe, and Disaster

July 21, 2020


Emergency, catastrophe, and disaster are three words often associated with illness. Many people around the world have used these words to describe the global pandemic we are living through now. In this workshop, participants will look closely at the origin of these words, and consider how our individual and collective interpretations might lead to systemic change. In this workshop, participants will read, write, and discuss.

Facilitator Bio

Elizabeth Lahti, MD, is the Director of Narrative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and co-founded the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.

Daena Goldsmith, PhD, is a professor of Rhetoric & Media Studies at Lewis & Clark College. She researches, teaches, and writes about how we enact identities and relationships through what we say and how we say it.

Daena and Elizabeth both serve on NWNMC’s Board of Directors.

Event Details

July 21, 2020
6:00-8:00 PM
Online - Zoom Meeting