Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus
The Reading Project Film Series presents a screening of Tuskegee, in conjunction with the Tulane Reading Project.
Between the years of 1932 and 1971, the U.S. government used approximately 600 poor, rural African American men from Macon County, Alabama, as human guinea pigs for syphilis research under the guise of treatment for bad blood. This short film investigates the tragic details of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, cited as “arguably the most infamous biomedical research study in U.S. history,” which eventually led to federal laws to ensure the protection of human subjects in studies involving human subjects.
A special panel discussion on medical ethics will follow immediately after the 22-minute film. The panel will be co-moderated by Nghana Lewis, associate professor of English and African & African Diaspora Studies, and Lauren Lim, a member of the Women in Science student organization. Panelists include:
A reception will be held after the panel.
Sponsored by: Reading Project, Newcomb College Institute as well as Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors
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