Gene editing could provide a revolutionary cure for gene-linked diseases. But does it take medicine too far?
Ruha Benjamin is an associate professor in the department of African-American studies at Princeton University. She’s spoken and written about the importance of equity and disability justice in the gene editing debate. Benjamin is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.
Marcy Darnovsky is executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society. She speaks and writes about why scientific advancements like gene editing are a social justice concern.
Shaun King is a former church pastor, activist and journalist who focuses on social justice and racial justice issues. He is currently a writer-in-residence at Harvard University’s Fair Punishment Project. In 2018, he was the keynote speaker at Washington State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Contact via his agent, Josh Katz.
The Rev. William J. Barber II is pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., and president of Repairers of the Breach, a national ministry for civil rights and social justice. In 2013, Barber began a campaign on behalf of the poor that instigated “Moral Mondays” — acts of civil disobedience and mindfulness designed to […]
Taylor Branch is the author of the multivolume series America in the King Years, which covers 1954 to 1968. Branch is an expert on every aspect of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and the broader civil rights movement. He is currently working with David Simon on developing a television series based on his King books. Contact […]
Graham Reside is the executive director of the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership of the Professions at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. He researches ethical leadership, religion and globalization and race, religion and poverty. He is also an expert on prison reform.
Lindsay Wilkinson is an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University in Waco, Tex. where she studies medical sociology, aging, social stratification, the relationship between health and social stratification over the life course, with an emphasis on women’s health. She has assisted in several Baylor Religion Studies.
Sanctuary DMV is a network of congregations that protects immigrants and targeted communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Its website contains resources and toolkits related to the sanctuary movement. Contact the network through this form.