No Más Bebés

16 Feb 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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Renee Tajima- Peña

Virginia Espino

Please join us February 16, 2016 on the UC Berkeley campus for the fourth film event of the Being Human in the Biotech Age 2015/ 2016 series the  documentary No Más Bebés directed by Renee Tajima- Peña and produced by Virginia Espino. Please note that there will be  limited seating for this event.

No Más Bebés is a documentary about the story of immigrant mothers who sued country doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were probed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County- USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s.

The screening  will take place at 4pm on Tuesday, February 16 at 470 Stephens Hall. There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and a reception following the film. Mark your calendars!

About the Film Series:

With powerful new biotechnologies now emerging, the prospect of creating humans with “better” genetic characteristics is on the horizon. Some support these technologies as a way to “seize control of human evolution” or as an efficient means of producing “enhanced” children and future generations. Others believe that they would encourage efforts to engineer children to specification, and that creating genetically modified humans would open the door to new forms of inequality, discrimination and conflict. This film series explores what it means to be human in a biotech age. All films will be screened on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm at 470 Stephens Hall – UC Berkeley. The series website provides the schedule for 2015/2016.

This event is sponsored by Gender and Women’s Studies (Chau Hoi Shuen Gender and Science Initiative), Center for Genetics and Society, and CSTMS.  Additional sponsorship comes from:  Center for Latin American Studies • Department of Sociology • Disability Studies • The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society • Townsend Center for the Humanities


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