Critical Moment in Bioethics:

Reckoning with Anti-Blackness through Intergenerational Dialogue

This session described 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 highlighted 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; senior advisor to The Hastings Center

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Claretta Y. Dupree, PhD, RN, founder of the RACE Affinity group and member of the steering committee


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

This event was made possible by the generous support of The Greenwall Foundation.