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medical humanities events and programs that pose critical questions about race and ethnicity

On April 28-29, 2022, the digital project Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism hosted their first symposium. Bringing together artists, curators, writers, organizers, and academics, the symposium theme of curative / spaces offered a forum for the exploration of the relationships between race, space, and healthcare through the lens of art and design. Panelists considered the many implications of these intersections while reflecting upon their implications for communities’ access to resources, meanings about the body, and our understandings and conceptions of healthcare. This event was hosted by Princeton University and co-sponsored by the PHIL at Colby.

The School of Disability Studies at the Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University hosted a virtual speaker series, “Sex and the Pandemic,” from May to October 2021.

The STS Program at the Claremont Colleges hosted a virtual panel on September 17, 2021, 4-6:30pm ET. They aimed to bring together an interdisciplinary collection of scholars working on intersections of science, technology, and medicine with race and colonialism, as well as gender, sexuality, class, and disability. Topics included structural violence, vulnerability, and racial health disparities; technologies of power, surveillance, and control; the construction of race in medical, scientific and technological knowledge production; racialized matter, hierarchies of life, and constructions of human and nonhuman; and efforts to decolonize or otherwise transform the conditions of knowledge production and circulation.