Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Free Sex (talk)

GENDER, SCIENCE, AND DEMOCRACY, a free event moderated by Dr. Rogério Pinto and in conversation with Dr. Bradley Lewis will be taking place this evening, Tuesday April 7th in room C05 of the Columbia University School of Social Work located at 1255 Amsterdam Ave. A light dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:00, followed by a presentation and discussion from 7:00 to 8:30.

Starting with an exploration of the ways in science has influenced our cultural understandings of sex and gender, we will look at the ways in which science and "evidenced-based practice" can be both dangerous and potentially protective when working with vulnerable populations. Particular focus will be placed on the power dynamics involved between researcher and subject, social worker and client/community, and researcher and social worker.

Race, Sexuality, & Social Justice: A View of the Future through the Lens of A Public Sociologist
Date: Tuesday, April 7th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus, Health Science Building, Room 119)
Cost: Free
"Dr. Battle is a Professor of Sociology and Public Health at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist with a focus on race, sexuality, and social justice. He is a recent president of the Association of Black Sociologists and is actively involved in theAmerican Sociological Association. Recently, in partnership with the Social Science Research Council, he organized a national gathering of academics, activists, funders, and relevant stakeholders examining the intersections of race and sexuality." (from freenyc.net)

No comments:

Post a Comment