Events / HELA100 – Race and Eugenics

HELA100 – Race and Eugenics

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Zoom (Virtual)

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.  

Please register to attend on April 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM:

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