Each year, the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine hosts an interdisciplinary "common read" event for the Kalamazoo health sciences community. The book for this year's event is A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy. The memoir raises important questions about trauma, grief and mental health. The common read event includes a lecture, small group discussion and book signing with the author, Sue Klebold.
Klebold is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the gunmen in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting.
The common read event is free, but registration is required. The lecture will be held Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the WMed Upjohn Building. More information about the book, author and event can be found on the medical school's website.