The University of Alabama hosted the 2017 WiSE Symposium on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space and founder/president of the Jemison Group and BioSentient Corp., was the keynote speaker. Take a look at this story from WVUA 23.
Dr. Alan Blum, Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair in Family Medicine at the UA College of Community Health Sciences, discusses why physicians need to be more active and creative in the clinic, classroom and community in smoking prevention and cessation.
“When we look at a lived life and we don’t manipulate it to suit stereotypical mythic expectations of black women as impenetrable or super women or super stereotypes then we’re able to get to the heart of the matter which is essentially humanizing us. But when we’re humanized we’re seen as a person who other people recognize themselves in even if they’re not black women.”