17 Dec Boston Seminar the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality - Dr. Ana Livia Cordero, Social Medicine, and the Puerto Rican Liberation Struggle

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Dr. Ana Livia Cordero, Social Medicine, and the Puerto Rican Liberation Struggle

Author: Sandy Placido, Queens College, CUNY
Comment: Susan Reverby, Wellesley College

Tuesday 17 December
5:15 PM

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215

Born in San Juan in 1931, Ana Livia Cordero was a trailblazing physician and activist-intellectual whose life illuminates the crucial role Puerto Ricans played in Cold War-era freedom struggles. Cordero worked as a physician, public health advocate, and radical organizer in New York, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ghana, Egypt, and Nicaragua for over four decades. Using a new framework of feminist social medicine, this essay examines Cordero’s contributions to the field of social medicine, particularly maternal and children’s health.

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