The event is free and will take place over zoom.
The Laura C. Harris Series welcomes Ester Gotfried Rwela and youth activists presenting “Solidarity from the South: Albinism Activism in Tanzania” a virtual panel discussion.
This panel brings together young adult activists with albinism in Tanzania, where the genetic condition has multiple meanings beyond biomedicine, to share their experiences with stigma, violence, and a burgeoning movement for the rights of people with albinism worldwide. Specifically, panelists will discuss how they have responded to the wave of killings of people with albinism in Tanzania over the past 15 years, as well as to rumors of a clandestine trade in albino body parts at the hands of traditional healers claiming that these parts bring wealth. They will describe the advocacy work they do on behalf of those with differently abled and non-normative bodies in the Global South.
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