Two men conversing

Chronic Conditions is an A.W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar investigating the historical, cultural, and structural processes that have given rise to chronic health conditions among Africans, African immigrants, and African-Americans. Through discussions, lectures, performances, and humanities-based labs, Chronic Conditions will set a new agenda for interdisciplinary research in the medical humanities, while amplifying the voices of diverse senior and emerging scholars from across the globe.   Learn more »

Above: Dr. Peter Ojiambo, Professor of African and African –American Studies at the University of Kansas, speaks to educators at an organization that provides health and social services to young men in Tanzania.

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March 4, 2020 @ 5:30pm
University of Kansas Memorial Union
Malott Room (Level 6)
1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045

Charly Evon Simpson

“Rendering the Invisible, Visible: Writing about Black Women's Bodies”

Charly Evon Simpson Charly Evon Simpson is a playwright and teacher. Her plays include Jump, Behind the Sheet, form of a girl unknown, it’s not a trip it’s a journey, and more. Charly was recently named the co-recipient of the Dramatists Guild’s Lanford Wilson Award, was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Award, and had two of her plays on the 2019 Kilroys List. Read more »