Type: Public event

Threading a Very Fine Needle: Race, Gender, and the Public Policy of Reproductive Genetic Policies

Date & time

Nov 22, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall

Sujatha Jesudason is the founder and Executive Director of Generations Ahead (http://www.generations- ahead.org/), an organization that seeks to advance a social justice perspective in the public policy debates on genetic technologies. She began working at the intersection of race, reproduction, and genetics at the Center for Genetics and Society in 2004, and has been active as an organizer, advocate, and researcher in communities of color and on women's liberation issues for over 19 years. Her recent projects include developing a national collaborative campaign against sex selection, making the connections between past, present, and future eugenic technologies, and framing genetic justice as a human right. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and earned her PhD in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Commentator: Alexandra Stern, Zina Pitcher Collegiate Professor in the History of Medicine, Director of the Program in Contemporary History and Health Policy, and Associate Director for the Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michgian

Co-Sponsors: Center for Afro-American and African Studies, the Center for Bioethics and Scoial Studies in Medicine, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan