Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Blackness through Intergenerational Dialogue

ASBH panel, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:45pm-2:00pm Central Time

This session will describe an anti-racism initiative co-led by The Hastings Center and a diverse steering committee of justice-focused bioethics scholars. This collaborative initiative reflects on the past and present work of scholars of color and envisions and frames a braver, broader, and more just bioethics for the future. Through robust intergenerational dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, this project aims to strengthen bioethics’ ability and moral responsibility to address racial and health injustices. Intended to serve as a model for future anti-racism initiatives, this session will highlight engagement strategies to bolster inclusivity and equity in the field of bioethics. 



Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA; Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Baylor College of Medicine 






Patrick T. Smith, PhD, MA, MDIV; Theological Ethics and Bioethics, Duke Divinity School 





Keisha S. Ray, PhD; Center for Humanities and Ethics; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston







Virginia A. Brown, MA, PhD; Department of Population Health; University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School






Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, BSN, MH, HEC-C; Department of Philosophy, University of Alaska Anchorage