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Richard Mizelle Talk: "Deamonte's Epidemic: Race, Medicine, and the Dangers of Oral Health"

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Seth Bernstein   (847) 491-5122

Group: African American Studies Department

Co-Sponsor: Center for African American History (CAAH)

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


The death of Deamonte Driver in 2007 from untreated gum disease revealed a smoldering epidemic of poor healthcare, medical neglect, and environmental vulnerability.  That someone could die from poor oral health is still shocking to many Americans, yet Driver's death is also a window into complicated questions medical citizenship and access to life-sustaining resources.  Though we have long known of these dangers and dentists were at the forefront of social justice movements in America, willful ignorance has forced us to relearn these historical lessons.    


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