Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the
Fight Against Medical Discrimination
Thursday 11 October, 2012
6 - 8pm, $0
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Floor 9 (Skylight Conference Room)
Alondra Nelson is associate professor of sociology and gender studies at Columbia University. Nelson received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California and her Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University. She is also an editor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life; and “Afrofuturism,” a special issue of Social Text.
This lecture is named in honor of the late Gloria Thomas. Thomas, the long standing, administrative assistant of IRADAC died unexpectedly in 2008. Gloria was active in electoral campaigns; church organizations; organizations that lobbied for the expansion of Harlem Hospital; and organizations committed to reducing domestic violence against women. Thomas was deeply committed to improving the civil and political life of Harlem.