Artist’s Talk with Melissa Madera
Artist’s Talk with Melissa Madera and opening for the Denison Museum exhibition, “ar·ti·facts: abortion stories and histories,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Denison Museum in Burke Hall (240 West College). The exhibition runs from Monday, Feb. 15, to Friday, March 25, and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Melissa Madera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madera is the Laura C. Harris Fellow in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Denison University. She is a proud Latina from Washington Heights, New York, a multi-media historian, story-sharer and dedicated story-listener, speaker, full-spectrum doula, and bilingual reproductive justice educator and advocate. She holds a B.A. in History from Baruch College (CUNY), a Master of Science in Social Studies Education from Pace University, and a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean History from The State University of New York at Binghamton. Her research on gender, public health and reproductive practices in the Dominican Republic led her to become involved in the contemporary global movements for reproductive justice. At Denison she will teach two courses: “Latinx: Identities, Sexualities, Feminisms” and “Working For Reproductive Justice.”