Coffee @ The Commons: Charly Evon Simpson

10:00-11:00am Thursday, March 5, 2020 The Commons
Presented by the Sawyer Seminar Series Chronic Conditions the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Kansas African Studies Center, and The Commons. 

This conversation will center Black maternal mortality at the intersection of race, gender, and health. As a playwright and instructor, Simpson's recent work examines these connections through the concept of "Weathering," an approach to address personal fears as well as larger contemporary issues that black women face.

Moderated by Alex Kimball Williams.

Light snacks provided. The first 30 attendees will receive a copy of Behind the Sheet, Simpson's 2018 play based on enslaved black women who were the subjects of a fictional 19th-century physician modeled after J. Marion Sims, the "father of modern gynecology."

Simpson will also speak at 5:30pm Wednesday, March 4 in the Malott Room, Kansas Union.


Of interest to:
General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
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