San Diego Discussion of Science and Ethics

Monday, September 12, 2011

In October, PLNU professor of sociology and director of the Center for Justice and Reconciliation Dr. Jamie Gates will deliver one of nine monthly  lectures on the theme of science and ethics. Gates' lecture, "The Politics of Race, Class, Gender, and HIV/AIDS in South Africa," is part of a San Diego city-wide event responding to the award-winning book by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Events across San Diego discussing the book and the topic of science and ethics are being sponsored by The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology and include an educational alliance between PLNU, San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, CSU San Marcus, Grossmont College, UC San Diego, and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

In addition to Gates' lecture, Dr. Mark Mann, director of the Wesleyan Center at PLNU, will host a panel discussion about religious views of death and immortality in April. Dr. Skip Rutledge, the coach of PLNU's forensics program, is hosting a regional debate at PLNU focusing on the book and the issues it raises. Many classes and reading groups at PLNU are participating in the discussion of the book, as well.

For more information, including a schedule of upcoming events, visit The Henrietta Lacks Series website at The Center for Ethics and Science in Technology.