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Harriet Washington debuts her book Carte Blanche: the Erosion of Medical Consent

Sunday, Feb 28, 2pm PT/5pm EST

Harriet A. Washington, acclaimed author of Medical Apartheid will be debuting her new book Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent

Black History Month Online Book Release Talk

 Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, is again exposing a large-scale violation of patient, civil, and human rights.

 Carte Blanche is the alarming tale of how the right of Americans to say “no” to risky medical research is being violated. Patients' right to give or withhold consent is supposed to be protected by law, but for decades medical research has been conducted on trauma victims―who are disproportionately people of color―without their consent or even their knowledge.
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"Required reading to understand the context of this pandemic." -- Jelani Cobb

"Urgent, alarming, riveting, and essential, Carte Blanche reveals that Americans, including African Americans, are still being medically experimented upon without their consent―yet again in research sanctioned by law. Harriet Washington’s powerful indictment of ongoing medical coercion unveils a gross violation of our human rights..” ―Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped From the Beginning

Event date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
2444 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704-1611
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