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About the event

Join Cara Page for "Mapping the Sacred: Transforming the Medical Industrial Complex," organized by the Center for the Study of Women and Society, which will explore the historical lineage of Healing Justice and explore the impact of the Medical Industrial Complex. Cara Page has been working on the front lines for over 20 plus years within social justice movements, from the Southeast to New York City, building healing justice strategies as a political tool for transformative justice interventions and racial justice. We will explore the impact of the Medical Industrial Complex as an extension of policing & state violence, including: how to 'unsurveil the surveilled' by challenging scientific racist notions of 'blood quota & dna'; and reimagining our sacred practices and traditions that are integral to our collective survival and liberation.

This event is free and open to the public, but to attend, please RSVP here.

CARA PAGE is a Black Feminist Queer cultural/memory worker, curator & organizer for the past 20 plus years through her movement building and cultural work in the reproductive & racial justice, transformative justice and LGBTQI liberation movements. She is the former Executive Director of the Audre Lorde Project and the co-founder of the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective. Currently she is the Director of Programs for the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. She is a recipient of the Barnard Center for Research on Women Activist-in-Residence Fellowship, curating public discourse and installations on policing, surveillance and experimentation in the Medical Industrial Complex, seeking to transform and interrupt medical violence and exploitation of Black/People of Color & Indigenous, migrant and LGBTQI communities as an extension of colonialism and state violence.

Organized by the Center for the Study of Women and Society, and co-sponsored with the CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in Critical Personality Social Psychology, the Public Science Project, IRADAC, the Africana Studies Certificate Program, PublicsLab, CLAGS, the Center for the Humanities, and the Graduate Center Library.