Quantifying Bloodlines is a monthly reading group in Brooklyn organized by oral historian Jennifer Scott. Join others interested in exploring the relationship between biology and race, and discuss two widely acclaimed books. Through stories, we will discuss how we segment heritage and explain descent, paying close attention to past and existing ideas of purity, racial and economic privilege, and scientific thinking.
Sliding scale -- each session for $20, or both sessions for $35. No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Session 1: What's Biology Got to Do with It? The Social Life of Genetics
November 16th, 3PM
Reading: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Guest Speaker: Sociologist Ann Morning, author of The Nature of Race
Session 2: What's Purity Got to Do with It? Searching Family History and Genealogy
December 7th, 3PM
Reading: The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family by Joe Mozingo
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)