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Legal Scholar Dorothy Roberts Addresses the 'Biopolitics of Black Women's Bodies'

Legal Scholar Dorothy Roberts Addresses the 'Biopolitics of Black Women's Bodies'
Renowned legal scholar, Dorothy Roberts, will address the "Biopolitics of Black Women's Bodies"as part of the 2013-2014 Spelman College Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series. During her lecture Roberts will explore the convergence of expanding reproductive technologies that incorporate advances in genetic science and a new biopolitics that relies on re-inventing race in biological terms using cutting-edge genetic science and biotechnologies.

Her most recent book, "Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century," is  one of the works central to this year’s lecture theme. A renowned social justice advocate, Roberts has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race and class in legal issues. She has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare and bioethics. A book signing will follow in the Cosby lobby.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.spelman.edu for more information.

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