Registration for Speakers Series Event on Oct. 29th: Anthropology: Culture, Race, and Health: Unequal Health Outcomes and the Bio-Cultural"

RACE: Are We So Different?

Free Admission. Food will be provided. Registration is required. Space is limited.

If race is a social construct, how can it have such clear effects on things like health outcomes? In this dialogue we introduce the idea of the “Bio-Cultural”, a way Anthropologists think about how social phenomena like race affect our bodies. Race is not biological, but it nonetheless impacts bodies in unequal ways, sometimes with multi-generational consequences. The Bio-Cultural helps us to make sense of this process without inadvertently falling back on a biological model of race.

Discussion led by:

Dr. Jennifer Alvey, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UM-Flint

Dr. Daniel Birchok, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UM-Flint

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, 4119 Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48505

For additional information, please contact Jenee Price at or (810) 424-5456.

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