To be announced.
It’s hard to believe April is here, but now that it is, this means our events with Linda Villarosa are fast approaching. As you may recall, Linda was the Executive Editor of Essence and contributor to the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project (among many other accomplishments). She will present her talk, Under the Skin: Racism as a Public Health Threat on Tuesday, April 13 at 4:30 pm. Please help us get the word out to interested students and faculty. The event information (including Zoom link) is available here. Also, on Thursday, April 15 at 4:30 pm is a more open-ended and personal conversation with her that is available only by RSVP. Please consider signing up yourselves and please forward to any interested faculty or students enrolled in Africana, LATS, WGSS, American Studies, or Public Health classes. Only people who sign up on the Google sheet will receive the Zoom link to participate. Please sign up here by Friday, April 9.
You are invited to attend the following zoom lecture, Medical Neglect, Unsafe Conditions and Mass Hysterectomies; Blowing the Whistle on the ICE Camp, by nurse Dawn Wooten on Wednesday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. (EST)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nurse Dawn Wooten has been practicing medicine for over 10 years, the last 3 of them at Irwin County detention center in Georgia, run by private corporation LaSalle Corrections. Wooten charges that the center knowingly placed staff and detainees at risk of contracting coronavirus, neglected medical complaints, and refused to test symptomatic detainees, among other dangerous practices. On September 8, Wooten submitted a letter detailing her complaints to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, with the help of attorneys from the Government Accountability Project. As a result she was demoted and has faced death threats to herself and her family. Wooten will tell her story.
Sponsored by the Lecture Committee, WGSS, Africana Studies, the Davis Center, and Public Health.
For the Zoom link, email [email protected]