The University of Pennsylvania's Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing and the Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs would like to invite you to attend a special lecture and book signing, entitled "Ain't I a Nurse?: Black Nurses and Gender Performance" on March 19, 2013, 2:00 PM at Claire Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Room 213.

This lecture will feature Karen Flynn, PhD (Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), author of the book, Moving Beyond Borders:  

A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora, and AAHN member. This is the first book-length history of Black health care workers in Canada, delving into the experiences of thirty-five postwar-era nurses who were born in Canada or who immigrated from the Caribbean either through Britain or directly to Canada. Karen Flynn examines the shaping of these women's stories from their childhoods through to their roles as professionals and community activists.



This lecture is free.  A small reception will be held at the Barbara Bates Center (Floor 2U) following the book signing.