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Anthropology: Culture, Race, and Health: Unequal Health Outcomes and the Bio-Cultural

If race is a social construct, how can it have such clear effects on things like health outcomes? In this dialogue we introduce the idea of the “Bio-Cultural,” a way anthropologists think about how social phenomena like race affect our bodies. Race is not biological, but it nonetheless impacts bodies in unequal ways, sometimes with multi-generational consequences. The “Bio-Cultural” helps us to make sense of this process without inadvertently falling back on a biological model of race.

Discussion led by:
Dr. Jennifer Alvey, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UM-Flint
Dr. Daniel Birchok, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UM-Flint

FREE ADMISSION. Food will be provided. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call 810-237-3450 or click the “Buy Now” button below.

Date: Monday, October 29
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, 4119 Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505

This event is part of the Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project Speaker Series, presented with the University of Michigan-Flint Office of University Outreach. Attendees are encouraged to explore Sloan Museum’s free exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” open through December 9, 2018.

Sponsored by UM-Flint

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