Racism and Social Justice in Health Research: Has Any Progress Been Made Since 1950?
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Book Discussion
“The Lackses challenged everything I thought I knew about faith, science, journalism and race.” – Rebecca Skloot, author
Join us for an informal discussion about today’s health research ethics, policies, and practices, and the role of race, gender, and social and economic factors including
- Has justice been created for Henrietta Lacks and her family?
- Has justice been created for other families with similar experiences with healthcare and health researchers as the Lackses?
- What needs to be done today to ensure racial and social justice in health research?
SPH Students, Staff, and Faculty Welcome
Co-facilitated discussion by Dr. Keisha Varma, Associate Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, UMN and Dr. Simone French, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, UMN
Please contact Simone French with questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. 2010 Crown Publishers (Random House).
Available on Amazon starting at $5.50 (paperback).