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|Predatory Globalization: Transplant Tourism and Live Organ Harvesting|
|Date||Thursday May 05|
|Time||1:00 AM - 3:30 AM|
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Archaeological Research Facility Atrium
2251 College Ave., Berkeley, CA
|Organizer/Author||Kairos Theater Ensemble|
SFSU Human Rights Summit 2011
Transplant Tourism and Live Organ Harvesting
“Will sell any organ of which I have two and which the removal of will not cause my immediate death'”-- 38 year old unemployed man in Recife, Brazil.
Kairos Theater Ensemble is collaborating with renowned Anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes to present a theater-based interactive colloquium on the Issues and Ethics surrounding "Global Transplant Tourism": the globalized "outsourcing" and bio-extraction of organs from impoverished slum-dwellers in the third world. In particular, Kairos will highlight the political economy of desperation within a globalized market place where the poor pay all: with their bodies, their health, their organs and their lives.
Nancy Schepper-Hughes is a world-wide authority in transnational organ trafficking, responsible for raising awareness of, disrupting and challenging this global trade through her reporting, expert testimony, and global activism. She is the founder of the NGO Organs Watch, and the director of the program in Critical Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley.
Kairos Theater Ensemble is a professional theater company dedicated to addressing and challenging structural violence and systemic oppression, using the tools of Theater to bear witness, raise consciousness, create dialogue, and inspire creative problem-solving and activism.