Medicine, Marginalization and Resistance: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Join us for a roundtable discussion of medicine, marginalization and resistance with the HRC’s residential fellows Grace Gipson, Adin Lears, Gabriela León-Pérez and Victoria Tucker. The fellows will discuss their work during their 2023-24 residency, exploring health humanities topics ranging from Black womanhood and disability in Marvel Comics’ Misty Knight, conceptions of medicine and the body in late medieval England, the health and well-being of Indigenous immigrants from Latin America to the US, and the experiences and contributions of Black nurses in Virginia during the transition from segregation to desegregation. The presentations will be followed by a panel Q&A.

Event details

March 12, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m.
University Student Commons, Virginia Room B
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Medicine, Marginalization and Resistance

Black History in the Making

The Black History in the Making Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of African American students at VCU. Our 2024 recipients were announced in February and celebrated at an award ceremony and reception on February 28. The keynote speaker was be two-time VCU graduate and chief diversity officer with the U.S. House of Representatives at the United States Congress Dr. Sesha Joi Moon.

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Each year the Department of African American Studies sponsors the What’s The News! Hot Topics in African American Studies Panel Series. Keep watch here on our events page for upcoming discussions.