Surviving Eugenics

17 Nov 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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Please join us November 14 on the UC Berkeley campus for the third film event of the Being Human in the Biotech Age 2015/ 2016 series the award- winning documentary Surviving Eugenics co- directed by Jordan Miller, Nicola Fairbrother, and Robert A. Wilson.

Surviving Eugenics is a documentary about the history and ongoing significance of eugenics. Revealing survivor narratives from the province of Alberta in Canada, Surviving Eugenics provides a unique view of life in institutions for the “feeble- minded,” and raises broader questions about disability, human variation, and contemporary social policies.

The screening and Post- Film discussion with directors Nicola Fairbrother and Rob Wilson will take place at 4pm on Tuesday, November 17 at 470 Stephens Hall. 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 fall 2015/2016.

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

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