We invite you to join us for an intimate and enlightening evening of conversation at our Words Matter event in Boston.
Come hear acclaimed healthcare activists and feminist authors Byllye Avery and Cynthia Enloe read from their work and join me for a discussion on the state of the breast cancer field and the ways that language can hinder and advance needed change.
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
6 – 8 p.m.
Simmons College – Paresky Conference Center
I’m so proud to be joined by our special guests who will join us for a reading and dicussion:
Byllye Avery is the founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative and Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need. Byllye was recently featured in the documentary Makers, about women who made America. She has received the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for the Advancement of Health Care from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and the MacArthur Foundation’s Fellowship for Social Contribution. Byllye will be reading from her book An Altar of Words: Wisdom to Comfort and Inspire African-American Women.
Cynthia Enloe is a feminist writer and a Research Professor in the International Development, Community, and Environment Department at Clark University. She has written thirteen acclaimed books which cover a broad range of issues encompassing gender-based discrimination as well as racial, ethnic and national identities. Cynthia has been awarded the International Studies Association’s Susan Strange Award, the Susan B. Northcutt Award and the Peace and Justice Studies Association’s Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement Award.
We look forward to sharing this special evening benefiting Breast Cancer Action with these influential activists, local community leaders, acclaimed academics and you.
Special thanks to our event sponsors: