Thursday, April 14, 2011

"The Deadly Deception" Film at the Capstone

The April 15-16 Capstone event will feature two films: "Made in India" on Friday at 6 pm, and "The Deadly Deception" on Saturday at 3 pm.

The showing of "The Deadly Deception," with a discussion to follow, will be the final event of the capstone. This film is a documentary of the ethics of government sponsored scientific research, especially as it relates to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. This study, which lasted from 1932-1972, studied the progression of untreated syphilis in 400 African-American men. Participants were not informed of the details of the study, which resulted in death and complications for many, including family members.

This documentary touches on many of the issues which surround the other events at the Go Big Read Capstone this weekend, as well as issues relating to Henrietta Lacks and her famous cells.

All Capstone events are free and open to the public, and hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. We hope you'll join us there! Click here to RSVP for either or both days of the event.

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