"Radical Bioethics: Disability, Difference, and Desiderata"

The Bioethics Institute presents the O'Malley Chair lecture, given by Dr. Mary Jo Iozzio from Boston College. 

Bioethics is rooted in considerations of the human condition and the supports of well-being to which the caring professions hope to respond. Among those conditions are disability, difference, and desiderata in a world graced by the kaleidoscopic creative initiatives of a loving God. Such desires include the dismantling of exclusionary and often violent practices in all arenas of human commerce, in particular, toward people with disability.

In “Radical Bioethics” Dr. Iozzio will:  1) examine the theological anthropology located in the Disabled God-the Crucified Risen Jesus, along with the implications of God’s identification with those who are poor and otherwise marginalized, and the challenges of preferential justice in contexts where greed mocks mercy; 2) will expose that, in spite of gross failures in reference to people with disability, the bioethics’ imperatives of self-determination, beneficence, and non-maleficence; and 3) will defend overtures to engaged inclusion of people with disability on par with racial/ethnic and LGBTQ minorities.

Reception immediately following.

Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

UNH 1000, Ahmanson Auditorium