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Cafe Scientifique

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You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00pm

Intersex as a Human Rights Issue

The intersex patient rights movement is now about 20 years old, yet is still largely fighting for what it did at the start: the right not to have your sex changed without your consent; the right to be told the truth about your medical history; and the right to be treated as an equal member of the human family without having to first pass through an operating theater. We'll discuss why intersex-being  born with a body that doesn't fit standard categories of male and female-is now being conceived internationally as a human rights issue, and why the American medical establishment is resisting that conception. Alice Dreger, author of Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, will be the presenter. She has spent 20 years working in intersex patient rights.

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alex Azima by e-mail at

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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