Foundation Lecture - History of the Anti-Vaccination Movement - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

Foundation Lecture – History of the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Room 101, Walnut Building | November 04, 2019 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Foundation of Wayne Community College’s Arts and Humanities Program will present Dr. Andrea Kitta’s talk on the “History of the Anti-Vaccination Movement.”

In today’s vaccination discourse are contemporary legends, rumor, and personal experience narratives, or in some cases a combination of
the three. This presentation explores beliefs and practices that surround decisions to not vaccinate. Dr. Andrea Kitta, an Associate Professor of English at East Carolina University, will explore the problems in communicating about risk which originate in the marked differences that exist between the two languages used to describe our experience with risks: the scientific and statistical language with experts on one hand and the intuitively grounded language of the public on the other.

Free and open to the public.

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