On August 7th, 2018, Texas Trauma surgeon Dr. Brian Williams was the featured speaker at our joint event with The Nantucket Project. Dr. Brian Williams, who treated police officers shot at a 2016 protest in Dallas, spoke to more than 50 guests. Dr. Williams shared his own experiences with discrimination. He said healing is possible if we have conversations and genuinely listen to each other.
Common Ground Committee President Bruce Bond led the discussion and interviewed Dr. Brian Williams before an extended audience Q&A. “This event embodied our motto of ‘bringing light not heat to public discourse’,” he said. “We were able to get in a room and have a meaningful conversation about a difficult topic that is currently at the forefront of our nation’s collective consciousness. We are thankful to Dr. Williams for his vulnerability in sharing his experience and for sparking such thoughtful discussion that undoubtedly left people changed.”