Lunch & Learn: Health Equity Learning Series
Join us for the first installment of our 2018-19 Health Equity Learning Series featuring Harriet Washington for an opportunity to deepen your understanding of race and health equity. This event will feature a pre-recorded talk by Harriet Washington along with a facilitated community conversation. In this talk, Ms. Washington will discuss health inequities from the lens of structural racism, including how racist ideas/myths became embedded into the thinking, culture and systems of the United States, fundamentally shaping both science and medicine. Washington guides people through examples of the historical and current consequences of these myths for African Americans and other communities of color.
Ms. Washington is an award-winning medical writer and editor, and the author of the best-selling book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Her work focuses mainly upon bioethics, history of medicine, African American health issues and the intersection of medicine, ethics and culture.
Mac Liman will be the Lead Facilitator for the event.
ADA compliant venue. Additional accommodations (childcare, ASL interpretation, etc) may be available upon request.
RSVP by August 1 with dietary restrictions at 303-951-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.