Plenary: Social Justice and Bioethics through the Lens of the Story of Henrietta Lacks
Social Justice and Bioethics through the Lens of the Story of Henrietta Lacks
Thursday, Oct. 15
1:15 – 2:30 PM EST – ZOOM ROOM 1
Moderator: Jeffrey Kahn
Presenters: Ruth Faden, Jeri Lacks, Victor Vines, Patricia King
Social justice and bioethics have never been more important than in our current times. This plenary session will feature a moderated panel discussion examining social justice and bioethics through the lens of issues and challenges raised by the story of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cell line derived from her cells. Topics include structural injustice; the perspective of members of the Lacks family; a retrospective on law, social justice, and bioethics from the release of the Belmont Report in 1979 to the present; and a discussion of how architecture and design can represent legacy and naming. An audience Q&A will follow the panel presentations.