Wellesley Centers for Women talk: Lessons from Breast Cancer Advocates in Nigeria

From the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College:

In Nigeria, breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in women as well as the highest cause of mortality from cancer among women. In response to this growing epidemic, several Nigerian breast cancer advocacy organizations have emerged in recent years. Catia C. Confortini, Ph.D. will discuss the lessons she learned from those advocates in the presentation, “Feminist Global Health as Peace Research: Lessons from Breast Cancer Advocates in Nigeria,” on Thursday, March 23, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at Cheever House, 828 Washington St, Wellesley. The program will kick off the spring Lunchtime Seminar Series hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College.

In the presentation, Confortini will discuss a co-authored work in progress that employs a feminist peace studies lens to examine the global health approaches these institutions take in response to the emerging cancer epidemics in Nigeria. Confortini is an associate professor of peace and justice studies at Wellesley College.

The Lunchtime Seminar Series at WCW is free and open to the public. Most programs are held Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Centers’ Cheever House location (828 Washington St, Wellesley), and parking is available in the on-site lot. Guests are invited to bring their lunches, and WCW will provide tea and coffee. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College at disabilityservices@wellesley.edu or call 781.283.2434. The Lunchtime Seminar Series schedule is subject to change. To confirm program lineup, call 781.283.2500 or visit wcwonline.org/calendar.

For those who are unable to attend in person, the program will be streamed live on the Wellesley Centers for Women Facebook page (@wcwonline). Recordings from past seminars are posted online at wcwonline.org/audio.