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Whether you read only a chapter, finished it twice, or never turned its
cover, we invite you to join us for an intriguing discussion on
Wednesday, July 23. Our next WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) Club
selection is:The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the
Business of AIDS, by Elizabeth Pisani.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12-1 p.m. You are welcomed to bring your lunch.
Location: 507 DHSP, 1640 W. Roosevelt (UIC West Campus, on the Intercampus shuttle route)
Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/LGIrB
WoRD Flyer: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/committee/flyers/WoRDJuly2014.pdf
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The Wisdom of Whores is available for purchase at a 20% discount at the
UIC Bookstore on East Campus and UIC Medical Bookstore on West Campus.
The book can also be obtained at the UIC Library through the library’s
I-Share catalog—contact the library for more details!
As an epidemiologist researching AIDS, Elizabeth Pisani has been
involved with international efforts to halt the disease for fourteen
years. With swashbuckling wit, fierce honesty, and more than a little
political incorrectness, she dishes on herself and her colleagues as
they try to prod reluctant governments to fund HIV prevention for the
people who need it most: drug injectors, gay men, sex workers, and
johns. With verve and clarity, Pisani shows the general reader how her
profession really works; how easy it is to draw wrong conclusions from
“objective” data; and, shockingly, how much money is spent so very
Elizabeth is an epidemiologist who has spent over a decade working on
the defining epidemic of our age - HIV. She's done research and worked
as an advisor for the Ministries of China, Indonesia, East Timor and the
Philippines, and has also provided analysis and policy advice to
UNAIDS, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, US Centers for
Disease Control and many others. She is especially interested in trying
to ensure that HIV prevention programs are guided by sensible analysis
of high quality information. In 2010, she founded the public health
consultancy, Ternyata. (http://www.wisdomofwhores.com/elizabeth-pisani/)
The WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) Club was created by members of
the UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW) for the
purpose of reading and discussing books related to employment and
professional/personal growth and development, particularly as they
relate to women. The WoRD Club hosts in-person meetings to discuss
selected readings. We also provide an on-line discussion space on Yahoo
Groups to discuss readings and relevant issues, network, and suggest and
vote for future WoRD Club books.
The WoRD Club invites all interested UIC employees and students. To join
us, visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WoRDclub4UIC/ and click on
“Join This Group!” Contact Kris Zimmermann at firstname.lastname@example.org orLeslie
Carnahan at email@example.com for more information.
WoRD Club meetings are designated as official Chancellor’s Status
Committee meetings, and are thereby considered approved for employee
CCSW Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/
Kris Zimmermann & Leslie Carnahan
WoRD Book Club
Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women
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