Talk on March 23rd: Shaking the Brooklyn Bridge: Haitian Mobilization, the FDA and Contagion in the early era of HIV & AIDS

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Shaking the Brooklyn Bridge: Haitian Mobilization, the FDA and Contagion in the early era of HIV & AIDS:

Dr. Polyné's talk will discuss the idea of a contagious and infectious black body, particularly as it relates to the 1983 and 1990 ban of Haitians from donating blood by the Center for Disease Control and the FDA. Polyné is co-directing a film that examines this contentious moment that was informed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 1980s and 1990s, and inevitably sparked historic political mobilization of the Haitian community against racism in a number of American cities.