Mama Can You Hear Me? A Cry from the African-American Soul
Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Examining the medical genocide of the Black Body
Join Dr. Valinda Littlefield, Associate Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, in conversation with special guest Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty as they examine issues of healthcare rights and racial justice.
This event will be hosted online via Zoom. Participants can watch or call in by phone to participate.
Please click the link below to join the event at 6:30 p.m. (ET).
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Webinar ID: 945 6585 0880
Dr. Valinda Littlefield
Associate Professor, Department of History
The University of South Carolina
Dorothy Roberts, J.D.
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology
Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
The University of Pennsylvania
Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School.She is also founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies.
Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). She is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.