The first Black Feminist Health Science Studies Symposium is an introduction to the field and collective that claim the name.

Join us as we talk about the need to integrate Black feminism into science, medicine, technology, and health.

We hope to see you there!

Schedule Thursday March 18

1:00 – 2:30 pm EST Black Feminist Health Science Studies: Fertile Fields

Hosted by Whitney Peoples, Director, Educational Development & Assessment Services. Coordinator of DEI Initiatives & Critical Race Pedagogies, University of Michigan

Nicole Charles, Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga

OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Adeola Oni-Orisan, MD, PhD, Resident in Family Medicine at University of California

Ugo Edu, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, UCLA

Moya Bailey, Assistant Professor, Africana and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University

2:30 – 3:00 pm EST Take A Break

Jalylah Burrell‘s – Assistant Professor, San José State University – Relax Relate Release Spotify Playlist and Rest Your Eyes: Meditation Adjacent Music

3:00 – 3:50 pm Student Showcase: Play Podcasts

“Abstinence is Key”:  Sex Ed That Doesn’t Click by Alana, Ruby, and Michaela (transcript here)
Look at Us Now by Carae and Anam (transcript here)
Vaccine Hesitancy by Benita, Mia, and Georgia (transcript here)
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Description automatically generatedHealth Means Care by CJ, May, and Darsh (transcript here)
Parallels Between Prisons and Psychiatry by Sahithi, Diane, and Elaine (transcript here)

4:00 – 5:30 pm EST Black Feminist Health Science Studies: Radical Roots

Hosted by Ruha Benjamin, Professor, African American Studies, Princeton University

Harriet Washington, science writer, editor, and medical ethicist

Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, Professor, African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Patricia Williams, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Northeastern University

*With generous support from MIT and Northeastern University*