Public lecture, "African American Health Activism and the Long Civil Rights Era: The Case of the Black Panther Party"

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Columbia University.   The lecture is titled: “African American Health Activism and the Long Civil Rights Era: The Case of the Black Panther Party.”

Thursday, April 11, 2013

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Campus Center 904, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Nelson is an interdisciplinary social scientist who writes about the intersections of science, technology, medicine and inequality.  These themes are taken up in her most recent book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination, winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the Race, Class and Gender section of the American Sociological Association.  Copies of this book will be available for purchase at the lecture.

This event is free and open to public.

This event is presented by the W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and is supported by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching and Faculty Development's Mutual Mentoring Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Event co-sponsors include the UMass Amherst Departments of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; History; Sociology; and Communication; and the Five College Feminist Science and Technology Studies Initiative.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm