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HINDSIGHT / 2020: Humanistic Reflections on an Unprecedented Year - Dr. Yolonda Wilson - Monday, October 26 at 5:00 PM

Date: 10-26-2020

Time: 05:00 PM


Free virtual event; Tune in by visiting

Dr. Yolonda Wilson
Fellow, National Humanities Center & Encore Public Voices

HINDSIGHT / 2020: Humanistic Reflections on an Unprecedented Year

The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences presents a series of online lectures and conversations that highlight the ways in which humanistic disciplines can help us interpret and contextualize the critical developments in racialized violence, public health, and social responsibility that have defined, and often intersected in, an unprecedented 2020. The year-long series will additionally focus on how the humanities can collaborate with other disciplines to help us better understand these pressing issues. These online events, free and open to the public through the “Quick Sessions” Platform of the Regina A. Quick Center for Performing Arts, will feature prominent national and international figures in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Fairfield University faculty.

About Dr. Yolonda Wilson

Dr. Wilson, a former visiting scholar in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will talk on intersections of race ethics and medicine in light of the pandemic. Her work on medicine, bioethics and social justice has appeared in some of the most highly regarded academic journals in bioethics, philosophy and public health. Her public scholarship has appeared in The Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum and The Conversation and has been republished in outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune,, and The Philly Voice. Her media appearances include outlets such as Al Jazeera English and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio. She is currently working on a book on racial justice and end-of-life care.

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