The Color of Healthcare: Mary Travis Bassett and Harriet Washington in Conversation
Presented as a part of the series 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History.
Join Mary Travis Bassett, former NYC Commissioner of Health and currently Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and Harriet Washington, author of the award-winning Medical Apartheid and, most recently, A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault of the American Mind, for their insights, analysis, and thoughts on righting centuries of wrongs.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
- General Admission $15
- Member Admission $10
Mary Travis Bassett
Mary Travis Bassett is the former New York City Commissioner of Health. In her current role as Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University she continues her lifelong dedication to advancing health equity.
Harriet Washington is author of the award-winning Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which won the 2007 National Book Critics’ Circle Award and, most recently, A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault of the American Mind.
Thanks to our funders
This series is made possible through the generous support of Joanne Witty and Eugene Keilin, Sylvia and Byron Lewis, Margaret Seiler and Hovey Brock, Alexandra Bowie and Daniel Richman, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and donors to BHS’s Race and History Fund.
Thanks to our programming partners
BHS is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Coming to the Table, Facing History and Ourselves, the New School’s 400 Years of Inequality initiative, the Social Science Research Council, and the Vera Institute of Justice.