VENUE: Theresa Lang Student Center
ADDRESS: Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Crystal Emery, MA Media Studies ’13, wants to help people see the Black women who work in medicine, and educate people about their notable achievements. Tracing their stories from inequality to excellence, Changing the Face of Medicine aims to be an agent of change, and inspire a new generation of doctors of all races and genders.
“I believe it’s very fitting for us to include The New School as a location for our tour with my book “Against All Odds” and documentary film “Black Women in Medicine” because media is everything, and it is critical to the next generation of media studies graduates to practice diverse and inclusive storytelling in their work,” said Emery.
Compromised of a documentary film, a book of biographical photo-essays, and a National Educational Initiative, Emery’s work delivers the crucial message of these accomplished Black women doctors, and celebrates their history and status in the world of medicine.
Changing the Face of Medicine
6:00pm - Book Signing and Reception:
Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine - new book of biographical essays by Crystal Emery.
7:00pm Screening - Black Women in Medicine chronicles the unsung journeys of Black women doctors who have risen above inequality to excellence while becoming leaders in their fields. Following the film is a Q&A with filmmaker Crystal Emery, Dr. Doris Chang, The New School and Dr. Aletha Maybank, Associate Commissioner, NYC Dept of Health and founding Director of the Center for Health Equity.