Talks and Testimonies

Sponsored by the Health and societies of the Lang Center, Sociology and Anthropology, Black Studies.

Marcy Darnovsky and Dorothy Roberts discuss urgent social justice issues at the intersection of race, genetics, and human biotechnology, and explore their implications for the new US political landscape.

How can engaged scholarship and informed advocacy help avert the kinds of scientific, medical, and biotechnological innovations that unjustly divide us, and encourage those that affirm our common humanity?

Communications Coordinator Victoria Massie facilitated a thought provoking workshop discussion at the Black Women for Wellness Conference, Power Manifesto, on...

Marcy was a speaker for a summer seminar for high school educators, “Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics...

Black Women for Wellness' promotional poster for Black Futurism event, featuring a portrait headshot of a black woman staring directly. She is filtered using a red ting, and the words "brave," "bold," and "fearless" are overlaid.

LA-based Black Women for Wellness, hosted "Black Women for Wellness Futrism Conference," which merged reproductive justice issues and futurism as...

Bird's eye view of a red graduation cap, with a 2016 tassel attached.

Marcy Darnovsky delivered the convocation address at Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

In her...

Shaping SF Panel presenters Tito Jankowski, Elliot Hosman, and Pete Shank look thoughyfully engaged in discussion. Above them is a quote from Jennifer Doudna stating, "Once the discovery is made, it's out there. Anybody with basic molecular biology training can use it for genome editing. That's a bit scary."

Synthetic Biology Shaping San Francisco hosted a forum titled, "Synthetic Biology: DIY Tinkering Meets Big Capital." 

Full video and transcript can be...

Promotional banner for the event, featuring several women of color laying down in white clothing and holding a baby on their chest.

The Baby Markets International Congress celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Baby Markets Roundtable series founded by the Center for...

Illustrated image of a purple double helix breaking a part.

Presented by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UCSB with support...

A circular globe model, displaying various countries in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Marcy Darnovsky spoke about embryo selection and germline editing at the three-day workshop, Inter-country Medically Assisted Reproduction: Conceiving a human...

A scientist holds a strand of DNA and a tweezer tool.

The Center for Genetics and Society spoke by invitation at the 500-person International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Washington,...

Artistic image featuring five opaque circular clock-like images on top of each other, with roman numeral printed on it.

Marcy was a speaker for a summer seminar for high school educators, “Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics...