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RACE & GENDER STATE & CAPITAL A symposium on the work of Dorothy Roberts

Event Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Co-Sponsored Event:

A symposium on the work of Dorothy Roberts

Friday, May 4, 2012
McCormick Screening Room - Humanities Gateway 1070

Professor Roberts is the award-winning author of three books and over eighty scholarly articles and essays. The symposium is centered on a discussion of her latest book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century (New Press, 2011), and will explore the relationship between policy, law, and biomedical research as each shapes questions of public health, social justice and racial equality today.

Symposium Schedule:

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Reproductive Rights | Child Welfare

Linda Blum (Sociology, Northeastern University)
Khiara Bridges (Anthropology & Law, Boston University)
Shani King (Law, University of Florida)
Robin Levi (Human Rights Director, Justice Now)
Jennifer Reich (Sociology, University of Denver)
France Widdance Twine, (Sociology, UC Santa Barbara)

12:30 to 2:00 PM: LUNCH BREAK

2:00 to 4:00 PM: HIV/AIDS | Biomedicine

Kenyon Farrow (Former Executive Director, Queers for Economic Justice)
Adam Geary (Gender & Women's Studies, University of Arizona)
Sujatha Jesudason (Executive Director, Generations Ahead)
Sandra Lee (Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics)
Harriet Washington (Medical Ethicist & Author of Medical Apartheid)

4:00 to 4:30 PM: BOOK SIGNING

Robin Levi, Inside this Place, Not of It
Harriet Washington, Deadly Monopolies
Dorothy Roberts, Fatal Invention

4:30 to 6:00 PM: KEYNOTE - "Race and the New Bio-Citizen"

Dorothy Roberts (Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Northwestern University)

6:00 to 6:30 PM: Closing Reception

Sponsored by: The Humanities Center; The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs; The Center for Law, Society & Culture; The Schools of Biological Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Physical Sciences; The Departments of Anthropology; Asian American Studies; Criminology, Law & Society; Sociology; Women's Studies; and The Program in Public Health.