Legacies of Mistrust: A Conversation with Harriet Washington

2 Hr. 30 Min.


Sponsored by All of Us MKE - Medical College of Wisconsin - UWM Sociocultural Programming!

Sunday, September 15
UWM Union Ballroom-East
2200 E Kenwood Blvd

4pm doors // 5pm opening panel discussion // 6pm conversation with Harriet Washington
$8 students // $12 in advance // $15 door

Legacies of Mistrust: A Conversation with Harriet Washington
Harriet Washington appears as a part of the “Legacies of Mistrust” event on Sunday, September 15 in the UWM Union Ballroom.


Harriet Washington
An award-winning medical writer, medical ethicist, and the author of the best-selling book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, Harriet Washington deconstructs the politics around medical issues. Painting a compelling and disturbing portrait of medicine, race, sex, and the abuse of power by telling individual human stories, Washington’s work examines the historical effects of “scientific racism” on African American health issues, making a case for broader political consciousness of science and technology.


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures and Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

Learn More