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Poetic Readings of Creation

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Lecturer B.A. Newmark

Presented by B.A. Newmark. In this guest lecture, B.A. Newmark will be reading her poetry and analyzing the differences between... Read more

Central American Studies Presents Indigenous Resistance Day

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:15pm

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Abya Yala. This special event by Central American Studies (CAS) is to support the struggle and resistance of the indigenous people. Join us to learn from the diverse voices of Mayan, Garifunas, Mixtecos and the music of Costa Rican singer Guadalupe Urbina. Read more

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Dr. Alice Dreger: The “I” in LGBTQI: Reasons to Add—and Reasons Not to Add

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Dr. Alice Dreger

Dr. Dreger is a well-known historian and activist with the intersex and transgender movements. She led, for example, the movement to stop the shockingly barbaric practice of sex-assignment (“normalizing”) surgery in infants, which up until a few years ago was standard medical treatment. Dr. Dreger has also led a life in the defense of scientific freedom. In Galileo’s Middle Finger, she reminds us that science often forces us to give up some of our most cherished moral and social beliefs,  Read more

Dr. Alice Dreger: Galileo’s Middle Finger and Academic Freedom

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Galileo's Middle Finger

Alice Dreger is a former professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. She is the author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal, Intersex in the Age of Ethics, and recently the much acclaimed Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science Read more