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The School of History, Technology, and Society is pleased to announce our Black History Month Speaker:
Dr. Alondra Nelson. She is associate professor of sociology at Columbia
University, where she also holds an appointment in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is coeditor of Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life and Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision between DNA, Race, and History. Dr. Nelson will present a talk based upon her new book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.
Her talk will address the legacy of the Black Panther Party’s commitment to community health care, a central aspect of its fight for social justice. She argues that the Party’s focus on health care was practical and ideological and that their understanding of health as a basic human right and its engagement with the social implications of genetics anticipated current debates about the politics of health and race.
Additional information on the book can be found at www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/body-and-soul.
The talk will take place on the 1st of February at 4pm in the Neely Room of the Georgia Tech Library.