Past Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Symposium

Jan 23, 2019 at - | Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium,
Smilow Center for Translational Research,
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

PRSS is co-sponsoring this event, hosted by the Penn Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity. The symposium will feature a keynote address from Dr. Jonathan Woodson, former Assistant Secretary of Health Affairs…

Race, Medicine, and Justice- Dorothy Roberts

Jan 23, 2019 at - | Medical Alumni Auditorium, 1 Maloney Building,
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dorothy Roberts will deliver the keynote address, "Race, Medicine, and Justice," for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

PRSS SPRING SYMPOSIUM | Ordering the Human: Global Science and Racial Reason

Apr 12, 2018 at - | Location: Perry World House

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When Genetics Challenges a Racist’s Identity - Aaron Panofsky (UCLA)

Feb 13, 2018 at - | Location: Cohen Hall 237

Abstract: Since the advent in the mid-2000s of genetic ancestry tests (GATs) available directly to consumers, researchers have considered what their effects would be on individuals’ conceptions of their own…

Symbioses: A BioSocial Network Retreat - Rutgers

Feb 9, 2018 at | Location: Rutgers Institute for Health - 112 Paterson Streeet, New Brunswick, NJ

Please join us for our next meeting, February 9th at Rutgers. Details below, and please RSVP here

Genomic Sovereignty and Genetic Research on Jewish Populations - Yulia Egorova (Durham)

Nov 28, 2017 at - | Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium
Location: Africana Seminar Room 331

Past two decades witnessed an intensification of genetic research which attempted to engage with different aspects of Jewish history – DNA analysis was thus employed to…

Marginalized Populations Conference: Under the Gun

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 at - | Location: Perry World House

Date: October 19-20, 2017 

Description: This conference has two aims: to bring together scholars and activists from several highly diverse societies to examine the role of state and popularly organized…

Symbioses: A BioSocial Network Retreat

Jun 6, 2017 at - | New School, Starr Foundation Hall
University Center, Room UL 102

Join the BioSocial Network for their fifth annual retreat! At this meeting, three working groups will begin to design collaborative projects around a topic that has surfaced repeatedly in prior meetings. These…

Dying of Whiteness - Jonathan Metzl (Vanderbilt)

Mar 30, 2017 at - | Kade Center, Africana Studies Room 329
3401 Walnut Street

Of late, we’ve heard much about the rise of “alt-white supremacy” in the United States—with the assumption that supremacy is a system that places white people atop persons of color, immigrants, and other marginalized…

PRSS Working Group Meeting

Feb 21, 2017 at - | Location: Africana Seminar Room, 330A
3401 Walnut Street