Alondra Nelson @ Red Emma's on March 7, 2014

Alondra Nelson presents "Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination"

Friday March 7, 7:30PM @ Red Emma's

 

Alondra Nelson recovers a lesser-known aspect of The Black Panther Party’s broader struggle for social justice: health care. Nelson argues that the Party’s focus on health care was practical and ideological and that their understanding of health as a basic human right and its engagement with the social implications of genetics anticipated current debates about the politics of health and race.