Feat: Mark Earnest & Tom Romero
Door Time: 6:30 PM
Show Time: 7:00 PM
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The polarization of our country has increased extraordinarily since 2016, culminating in an insurrection that would have seemed unthinkable a few years ago. Our democracy has never appeared to be more at risk than today.
Will these tensions lead to institutional changes that will reshape our country into something more functional? Or will we only become further divided – potentially leading to the end of our American experiment?
Join Mark Earnest and Tom Romero to hear their thoughts and join in on the discussion.
About the Speakers:
Mark Earnest is the Mieklejohn Endowed Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medicine Campus. Dr. Earnest earned his bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest University, his MD from Vanderbilt and moved to Colorado for his medical residency and has been proud to call Colorado home ever since. He and his wife Julie consider themselves naturalized Coloradans and are the proud parents of two native-born children. In addition to his medical training, he has a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver and a longstanding interest in health policy and history. He is a practicing internist and the Division Head for General Internal Medicine.
Click here to read Mark Earnest’s original essay.
Tom I. Romero, II is a nationally renowned legal historian at the University of Denver who uses the complications of Colorado’s past struggles for racial equality to better understand the legal and political challenges of equity and inclusion for today.
Click here to read Tom Romero’s original essay.
Presented by Colorado Chautauqua Association and History Colorado
Supported by the Betsy Hitchcock Program Fund