Fall for the Book Race, Work, and Healthcare in the New Economy: A Conversation with Adia Harvey Wingfield
Wednesday, September 16 at 4:30 pm via
Adia Harvey Wingfield’s book Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy offers a rigorous intersectional analysis of the American healthcare industry in the New Economy. Wingfield argues that in order to make health services more accessible to communities of color, Black doctors, nurses, and clinic technicians disproportionately bear the burden of this equity-based labor, for which they are often not recognized, compensated, or supported. Heather Boushey, Executive Director for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth says “Flatlining advances our understanding of race in the U.S. workplace and is a must-read for anyone who seeks to comprehend the economic and social realities facing African Americans in hospital settings today.” Sponsored by George Mason University’s Department of Women and Gender Studies and Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Fall for the Everything Inside: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat
Wednesday, September 30th 7 p.m. via
Personal, intimate, and brimming with wisdom, Edwidge Danticat’s collection, Everything Inside: Stories follows people on the brink of life-changing events: love is found in an unexpected place, a woman struggles to keep hope alive as she fights for her life, and a man struggles to confront his life’s choices as he is falling to his death. NPR calls Danticat’s latest collection “Immensely rewarding, clear-eyed, gorgeous. . . a stunning collection that features some of the best writing of Danticat’s brilliant career.” Her book has been named Best Book of 2019 by NPR, Buzzfeed, Time and Esquire, which has stated that “…her compassionate sensitivity to the ties that bind us shines through.” Danticat is the author of over eighteen books, spanning several genres and topics. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, and is the recipient of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize. Danticat will be in conversation with Christy , Associate Professor of French and History at George Mason University. Sponsored by George Mason’s Women and Gender Studies department.
Why Does Women’s Suffrage Matter in 2020?
Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 4pm via Zoom
This event will be a panel discussion that features Drs. Yevette Richards Jordan and Jennifer , faculty members in the History Department. The goal of this event is to discuss the 100th year anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, its successes, problems, and relevance as we move into the 2020 election. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies, Undergraduate Education, and African and African American Studies.