Author Talk: The Politics of Disease: Indigenous Health Care, a Genocide by Any Other Name

November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
105 Life Sciences Building, Keele Campus, York University

Canadian author Gary Geddes will give a talk on his critically acclaimed book, "Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care," followed by discussion, refreshments, and a book signing. All author royalties from the sale of the book will be donated towards a scholarship for an Indigenous student at the University of Victoria. The event is free but RSVP is required. Sponsored by York University's Faculty of Health and the Department of English in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Author talk: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Book signing: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

About Gary Geddes

Gary Geddes has written and edited almost 50 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the Lt-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from the government of Chile, awarded simultaneously to Octavio Paz, Vaclav Havel, Ernesto Cardenal, Rafael Alberti and Mario Benedetti. His non-fiction books include Sailing Home, Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things, Drink the Bitter Root, and Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care. Geddes has a PhD from U of T and has taught at Concordia, Western Washington University, BCIT, and University of Missouri-St Louis and has been writer-in-residence at UBC, McMaster, and the Vancouver Public Library. He lives on Thetis Island, BC.


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