Register for the Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics on “Race, Health and Justice" on April 15, 2022

Submitted by Kate Goldyn on
Professor George Yancy

Join us for Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics on “Race, Health and Justice,” a one-day, cross-disciplinary symposium which will present theoretical and empirical research on racial injustice and its impact on health and well-being, to be held on April 15, 2022 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House and live-streamed on Youtube. The keynote address is "The Black Body and the Trauma of Whiteness" by George Yancy, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.

Register here for Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics on “Race, Health and Justice.”


8.45 AM Coffee and snacks
9.00 - 9.15 AM Welcome with Land and Labor Acknowledgement 
Welcome Video: University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce

9.15 - 10.45 AM Anti-Racism
Racism and Reparations in Public Health Research, Practice, and Education
Wendy Barrington (Nursing & School of Public Health; ARCH Center)
“Technoscientific Imaginaries of Anti-Racism”
Oliver Rollins (American Ethnic Studies)

10.45 - 11.00 AM: Break

11.00 AM - 12.30 PM Anti-Racism and Decolonization
“Towards Equity in Public Health: A Brief Overview of Anti-Racist Principles and Strategies”
Mienah Sharif (School of Public Health) 
“Indigenous Health and Thrivance in the Face of Historical Trauma and Ongoing Oppression” 
Michelle Johnson-Jennings (School of Public Health)

12.30 - 1.30 PM: Break, bring your own lunch or try food from the HUB 

1.30 - 3.00 PM Decolonization
“Unruly Images: A Few Words on Colonial Hauntings in the Everyday Ordinary”
Temi Odumosu (Information School)
“Colonial Fallacies and Scientific Racism in Intersex Medicine: African Activists’ Challenges to Violent Legacies”
Amanda Swarr (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies)

3.00 - 3.30 PM: Break

3.30 - 5.00 PM: Philosophy Colloquium and Keynote Speech 
"The Black Body and the Trauma of Whiteness"
George Yancy (Emory University)
Reception: 5.00 - 6.00 pm

The Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Program on Ethics, the School of Public Health, and the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics at UW. Anjum Hajat, School of Public Health, and Carina Fourie, Program on Ethics, Department of Philosophy, in conjunction with THINK (The Health and Inequality Network) are the organizers.