2-24-12-Healing-Charnell-Covert-Play

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The second installment of the annual event series from Eugene Lang's Interdisciplinary Science Department, Health Challenges for the 21K: The Global and National Landscape is the full-length theatrical production of Healing, a multimedia and multi-art play written, directed and produced by Eugene Lang College alumna and instructor Charnell Covert, which examines the uncomfortable realities of an unjust and unequal health care system in America through the voices of Black women who live with chronic illnesses such as sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer, substance abuse, and the downstream effects of domestic violence and body image.

Following the play, a panel moderated by Katayoun Chamany, associate professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Lang College will lead a discussion about the range of effects that race, class and gender have on health in the United States.

Panelists include: Charnell Covert, and Myeshia Demery, founder of the Sickle Cell Sistahood, an advocacy and support group for women of color residing in the Greater Boston area whom live with Sickle Cell Disease.

This event is sponsored by the following Lang Departments: Arts in Context, Natural Science and Math, Education Studies, and Gender Studies; student organizations Students of the African Diaspora (SOAD), the University Science Club, The Feminist Collective, and Global Health Student Organization (GHSO); The Lang Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice, The New School Office of Intercultural Support, Health and Wellness of the New School Student Health Services.
Location:

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Admission:
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

Contact Information:

For more information and RSVP please contact healblackwomen@gmail.com




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