Center for Humanities in Medicine

The Center for Humanities in Medicine supports Mayo Clinic’s primary value, the needs of the patient come first, by integrating the arts and other expressions of human culture into the healing environment.

The Center engages interconnected communities of patients, families, staff, learners, and the public to promote the artful and compassionate delivery of healthcare. Humanities in Medicine activities are open to Mayo Clinic patients, staff, visitors and community members and are made possible by the generous donations of grateful benefactors.

Jan 23, 2020

MN: Join us Feb. 6, 2020 | Embodied Knowing

By Sarah Mensink, @samensink

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February 6, 2020
Mayo Civic Center
This free performance is made possible with the generous support of the Fuad Mansour fund, and is open to all.

In celebration of Black History Month 2020, poets/storytellers/spoken word artists Danny Solis, Frank Sentwali, and Pam Whitfield offer their own reflections on the human body and how it makes visible illness, health and well-being.

Black feminist writer, Audre Lorde once said, “We recognize that all knowledge is mediated through the body and that feeling is a profound source of information about our lives.”

This embodied knowledge is shaped by the distinct experiences we each have based on our race and gender. So, what do our racialized and gendered bodies know, what do they remember, and what stories do they tell —to others, to ourselves?

Following the performance, guest panelists will respond to the theme and to the poetry. We welcome an open dialogue.



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