Barron H. Lerner Presents One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900 at The Kansas City Public Library
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
November 30, 2011
Barron H. Lerner - professor of medicine and public health at Columbia University - discusses his new book One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900 and explains why, after decades of warning, people continue to drink and drive.
Lerner's presentation takes place Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Lerner examines drunk driving in the context of American beliefs about alcoholism, driving, individualism, and civil liberties and narrates the debate between two factions: those vehemently against drunk driving and those who say the problem is exaggerated.
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, KU Medical Center. Admission to the event is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the presentation. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407