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Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Dan Royles
October 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Speaker: Dan Royles, PhD
Assistant Professor of History, Florida International University
To Make the Wounded Whole offers the first history of African American AIDS activism in all of its depth and breadth. Dan Royles introduces a diverse constellation of activists, including medical professionals, Black gay intellectuals, church pastors, Nation of Islam leaders, recovering drug users, and Black feminists who pursued a wide array of grassroots approaches to slow the epidemic’s spread and address its devastating impacts on African American communities. Through interlinked stories from Philadelphia and Atlanta to South Africa and back again, Royles documents the diverse, creative, and global work of African American activists in the decades-long battle against HIV/AIDS.
Dan Royles is assistant professor of history at Florida International University.
Hosted by Stacy Torian, Health Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.
This talk is part of Off the Shelf, a collaboration between the University Libraries and UNC Press to present new works on racial and social justice in our history and our world. Dan Royles’ presentation is co-sponsored by the UNC Institute of African American Research and the Bullitt History of Medicine Club, UNC School of Medicine.
To order this book, visit www.uncpress.org or call 1-800-848-6224. To receive a 40% discount, register for this event and you will receive a discount code for 40% off the book price.
About the Bullitt History of Medicine Club
Formed in 1953, the Bullitt History of Medicine Club is a student organization within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. The club promotes the understanding and appreciation of the historical foundations upon which current medical knowledge and practice is constructed, by encouraging social and intellectual exchanges between faculty members, medical students, and members of the community. Please visit the Bullitt History of Medicine Club website for more information.