Save the Date: Stigma of Leprosy Discussion, Wed., 8/27, 2pm in the Museum
Afternoon Coffee Talk at the National Museum of Health and Medicine
"Carville: The Landscape of Stigma" with guest speaker Elizabeth Schexnyder, Curator, The National Hansen's Disease Museum.
Join a discussion on how the fear of leprosy led to displays of stigma associated with the disease. Learn how "othering" human beings diagnosed with leprosy shaped the unique social and physical landscape of the National Leprosarium at Carville, Louisiana. After the talk, visit the temporary exhibition 'Triumph at Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America.'
When: Wednesday, August 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Russell Auditorium (in the Museum, Bldg. 54)
Cost: FREE!! Coffee!!