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Lecture by Dr. Brandy Schillace: “When Science Turns Evil: Medicine, Justice, and the Humanities”

October 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Schillace‘s journal, books, and other works focus on health justice, accessibility, and true equity — none of which are possible without the humanities.

“Medicine, like science, doesn’t speak for itself. It needs history, and literature, science writers, sociology, and perhaps most of all it needs humanity — otherwise, it’s merely a tool of destruction.”

Her upcoming book, “Intermediaries,” explores the first transgender and LGBTQ+ rights movement that took place in Germany between the world wars. In it, she’s crafting a story about race, disability, and social justice. “Intermediaries” will depict how science and medicine were used to evil ends, an instance when Nazis burned down an LGBTQ+ library, and the ways in which they purported to use science to justify genocide.


This event is sponsored by the the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Master of PA Medicine program.

Details

Date:
October 23, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Cheryl Coleman
Phone
434.544.8898
Email
coleman.cd@lynchburg.edu

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