SICKENING virtual event with Charis Books & More and Anne Pollock

Anne Pollock will join a virtual event with Charis Books & More on Sunday, August 15 for a discussion of her new book, SICKENING.
When Aug 15, 2021
from 13:00 PM to 14:30 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first centuryAnne Pollock will join a virtual event with Charis Books & More on Sunday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. (2:00 Eastern) for a discussion of her new book, Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States. She will be joined in conversation by Camara Jones. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

From the spike in chronic disease after Hurricane Katrina to the lack of protection for Black residents during the Flint water crisis, Sickening surveys the diversity of anti-Black racism operating in healthcare. It deconstructs the structures that make these events possible, including mass incarceration, police brutality, and the hypervisibility of Black athletes’ bodies, revealing the everyday racialization of health in the U.S.

"Anne Pollock offers a model and method for situating everyday forms of anti-Blackness within a larger machinery of death-making that—whether it grinds people down slowly or extinguishes them swiftly—counts on our inability to connect the dots. Riveting, infuriating, and essential, Sickening reminds us that neither statistics nor structural analysis will save us, and all those committed to social change must heed the stories we tell (and are told) about racism and inequity if we are to get free." —Ruha Benjamin, author of Race After Technology

"For all the ink that has been spilled on racial disparities in disease, there is frustratingly little attention to how racism works and why it both developed and persists. With Sickening, Anne Pollock meticulously illustrates several key theoretical and conceptual principles on race and racism, such as their durability, that have not yet been fully developed in the field of science and technology studies." —Lundy Braun, author of Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics