• Byllye Avery to Deliver Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture

2/11/2008

Byllye Avery, feminist health activist and founder of the National Black Women’s Health Project, will present a public lecture at the College of Arts & Sciences at Suffolk University on Thursday, Feb.21, 2008.

This inspiring pioneer of the woman’s health movement will discuss the complexities of our nation’s health care crisis in her talk, “Health Care as a Human Right,” which will be take place from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Donahue Building, Room 311, 41 Temple St. A reception will follow.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Avery is the founder and president of the Avery Institute for Social Change, a national forum for the exploration of health issues of African American women. She has gathered and documented the health experiences of African American women and promotes increased awareness and education on health issues.

Avery’s visit is the first of the spring semesters’ Distinguished Visiting Scholars at the College of Arts & Sciences. The Distinguished Visiting Scholars program was launched in 2005 to bring nationally and internationally renowned scholars, artists and intellectuals to the Boston campus for stays ranging from one week to a month.

Suffolk’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars contribute to the creative and intellectual vitality of the entire University by teaching courses, leading workshops and roundtables, and delivering public lectures. The scholars also have numerous informal opportunities to interact, consult and collaborate with members of the Suffolk community during their residency.

For more information, please contact:
Sherri Miles at 617-305-6374, smiles@suffolk.edu,
Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450, mnorris@suffolk.edu or
Tony Ferullo at 617-573-8448, tferullo@suffolk.edu

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