Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Stories of Health/Care ‘from the Field’ - Reading by Kriota Willberg and Lecture by Rebecca Garden

“Silver Wire: interdisciplinary Histories of Medicine and Sewing” - Kriota Willberg, MFA-IA, LMT
What do embroidery, surgery, history, and bioethics have in common? More than you may think! Kriota Willberg describes her research and experiences as the inaugural Artist In Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library Historical Collection. She will also read from her Ignatz Award nominated comic, Silver Wire, which combines drawing, text, and needlework to create a personal journey through medicine, history, and unethical research on enslaved women.
“Field Work: Deaf Refugee Farmers, Literature, and Public Health Humanities” -
Rebecca Garden, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
A talk exploring the ways that insights from literature—specifically Kao Kalia Yang’s autobiographical writing on her own and her family’s experiences as refugees—can illuminate understandings of public health and health/care. Garden discusses the ways these insights impact both her teaching and her advocacy within her community, including working on a farm at the urban edge with deaf Bhutanese New Americans.

To be followed by a Q & A session. Open to the public. Interpreting services provided.

Note: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Society of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Rochester Academy of Medicine and Rochester Institute of Technology. The Rochester Academy of Medicine is accredited by the Medical Society of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Rochester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, contact: Laura Shackelford (lxsgla@rit.edu)
Organized by the Center for Engaged Storycraft with support from the Rochester Academy of Medicine, RIT’s School of Individualized Studies (SOIS), Department of English, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.