Thursday, September 18, 2008

Birth Control, Abortion and Sterilization in South Africa

Dr. Susanne Klausen (pictured), Associate Professor of History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, will speak on "For the Sake of the Race: Poor Whites, Colonialism and the Politics of Birth Control in South Africa, 1910-1930" at noon Tuesday (23 September) in room 409 of the Campus Center at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the IUPUI Committee on African and African-American Studies and by the IU Center for the History of Medicine.

Dr. Klausen will discuss "Reclaiming the White Daughter's Purity: Racism, Heteropatriarchy, and the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act in Apartheid South Africa" at 4:30 p.m. that day in room 508, Cavanaugh Hall, 425 University Boulevard, IUPUI, Indianapolis. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program.

Both events are open to the public, but it's best to reserve a spot: call 317:278-1669 or email.

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