Renowned legal scholar, Dorothy Roberts, will address the "Biopolitics of Black Women's Bodies"as part of the 2013-2014 Spelman College Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series. During her lecture Roberts will explore the convergence of expanding reproductive technologies that incorporate advances in genetic science and a new biopolitics that relies on re-inventing race in biological terms using cutting-edge genetic science and biotechnologies.
Her most recent book, "Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century," is one of the works central to this year’s lecture theme. A renowned social justice advocate, Roberts has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race and class in legal issues. She has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare and bioethics. A book signing will follow in the Cosby lobby.
This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.spelman.edu for more information.