Join School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Science’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Student and Alumni Affairs for a discussion regarding race and eugenics in relation to Henrietta Lacks.
This program seeks to be a critical space for participants to recognize how science has perpetuated harmful and racist narratives that deeply affect marginalized communities. Participants will read a short selection of pre-work to prepare for the discussion. This program is part of WUSTL’s commemoration of Henrietta Lacks’ 100th birthday.
Please note – We will be having small group activities as part of this seminar, in addition to pre-work. We hope you will be able to engage with these brief readings as a primer for our discussion. Please come prepared for an active learning environment by reviewing these very informative articles.
U.S. Scientists’ Role in the Eugenics Movement (1907–1939): A Contemporary Biologist’s Perspective
The Ideology of Racism: Misusing Science to Justify Racial Discrimination
Please register to attend on April 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM:
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Washington University School of Medicine sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in advance at 314-273-2809 or MedDEI@wustl.edu.