March 16th, 2022
6:00 p.m via zoom
March 17th, 2022
Science Center Auditorium
& Zoom Webinar
In 2020, the documentary "Coded Bias" explained MIT media researcher Joy Buolamwini's discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms and revealed numerous ways artificial intelligence embeds bias into our daily lives. March 16th join us for this virtual discussion and we will explore the fall out of the film and examine where we are now. On March 17th, hear from a panel of experts: Dr. Christopher Harris (Auburn University), Dr. Jesmin Khan (Tuskegee University), and Dr. Candice Lanius (University of Alabama Huntsville)
November 18th, 2021
Why So Much Distrust? Understanding Hesitation in the Black Community
with Dr. Janina Jeff, geneticist, senior scientist at Illumina,
and In Those Genes Podcast producer & host
Recommended discussion materials:
Videos: This Body: Multipart documentary that explores the relationship between
Black Americans and the medical industry. 13 minutes.
Podcasts: Dr. Jeff In Those Genes
-watch Intronic Season Episode 2- Trusting Vaccines While Black- Dat Rona Update
-watch Intronic Season Episode 4- Trusting The Vaccines While Black Pt. 2
Articles: Racism and Modern Medicine
How Black Doctors Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy
Timeline of Bioethics
April 8th, 2021
November 30th, 2020 (FALL)
What can we learn from the Mengele Twin Experiments during the Holocaust?
with Endre (Andy) Sarkany, A Holocaust Survivor
Click to learn more about Endre Sarkany
Recommended discussion materials on human experimentation, informed consent, and eugenics:
Videos: Leo’s Journey: The Story of Mengele Twins <WARNING: Contains graphic content>
NHS Holocaust Survivor Peter Somogyi
Articles: Mengele’s Twins
Revisiting Mengele’s Malignant Race Science
Podcasts: BBC The Documentary: Mengele’s Twins
Code Switch: Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?
The Great Debate: Did Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick commit intellectual property theft?
with Dr. Seshadri