ETA NU SIGMA
2017-2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
HAPPY NEW SORORITY YEAR FROM ETA NU SIGMA
OPERATION BIG BOOK BAG
WELCOME BACK MIXER
Did you miss us at The White & Gold Affair last week? Well, here is your second chance to hang with your favorite Poodles.
BOWLING WITH THE POODLES
Dust Off Your Bowling Shoes and Join Us Friday, October 6th at Bowl 360.
Don’t have a babysitter? It’s ok! Bring your children to this family friendly event.
$20 for 2 hours of bowling. Pay at door.
FOUNDERS' DAY BRUNCH & DAY PARTY
Celebrate Founders Day with us!
On November 12th, Eta Nu Sigma AND Theta Rho Sigma Chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are hosting a Founders Day celebration that you do not want to miss!
Sun, November 12, 2017
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
2367 Frederick Douglas Blvd
New York, NY 10027
NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE: LOVE YOUR BODY
The Eta Nu Sigma Chapter will be hosting Zumba and Bootcamp classes at the YWCA on 30 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY in conjunction with Shape Up NYC starting promptly at 11a.
After the classes, we will also be having a My Plate presentation. It is our focus to remove barriers and myths about healthy living from our community and we hope that you will be able to join us in this endeavor!
This event is free for the public.
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT WITH DEIRDRE COOPER OWENS
DATE AND TIME
Fri, December 8, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
197 Patchen Ave
BROOKLYN, NY 11233
7pm: Book signing
8-9pm: Q&A with book discussion
Join us as we unpack some of the injustices of medical history and how they've shaped our world today.
Hosted by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Eta Nu Sigma Chapter
Deirdre Cooper Owens is an Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY. She has won a number of prestigious honors that range from the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies to serving as an American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow in Washington, D.C. She received her Ph.D. in History from the UCLA. Dr. Cooper Owens has published essays, book chapters, and popular blog pieces on a number of issues that concern African American experiences. She has also made a number of appearances on national media outlets like NPR, PBS, Slate, and Al Jazeera America as an expert on issues of race, racism, and U.S. slavery and continues to lecture widely across the country. Currently, she works on issues related to reproductive justice and anti-racism and is currently working with Teaching Tolerance and the Southern Poverty Law Center on a podcast series about how to teach U.S. slavery. Cooper Owens’ book, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology, is a recent release from the University of Georgia Press’ Race in the Atlantic World Series. It traces the relationship between slavery and women’s professional medicine in early America.
About Medical Bondage
The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental cesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistulae repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. Medical Bondage breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as “medical superbodies” highly suited for medical experimentation.
In Medical Bondage, Cooper Owens examines a wide range of scientific literature and less formal communications in which gynecologists created and disseminated medical fictions about their patients, such as their belief that black enslaved women could withstand pain better than white “ladies.” Even as they were advancing medicine, these doctors were legitimizing, for decades to come, groundless theories related to whiteness and blackness, men and women, and the inferiority of other races or nationalities.
Medical Bondage moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. It also retells the story of black enslaved women and of Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and thus restores for us a picture of their lives.