SCARRED FOR LIFE: The Legacy of Forced Sterilization at Home & Abroad – Film Screenings (20 & 27 March) & Discussions (4-5 April)

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SCARRED FOR LIFE: The Legacy of Forced Sterilization at Home & Abroad – Film Screenings (20 & 27 March) & Discussions (4-5 April)

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SCARRED FOR LIFE: The Legacy of Forced Sterilization at Home and Abroad

Film Screenings (7:00-9:00, DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall)

Wednesday, March 20: Gattaca (dir. Andrew Niccol, 1997)

Wednesday, March 27: Tomorrow’s Children (dir. Crane Wilbur, 1934)  

 

SCARRED FOR LIFE: The Legacy of Forced Sterilization at Home and Abroad

4 – 5 April 2013

Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Carswell, Wake Forest University

Thursday April 4, 2013:  Focus on North Carolina

5:00-5:45: Welcome and general introduction.

5:45-7:00: Panel Discussion and Reception

Simone Caron, Professor and Chair of the Department of History, WFU, a leading expert on reproductive history

Kevin Begos, journalist who has written extensively on NC’s eugenics program in the Winston-Salem Journal’s 2002 series Against Their Will and a 2011 series in the Indy in Chapel Hill

Charmaine Fuller Cooper, former director of the NC Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation established by the then Gov. Bev Perdue in 2010 to provide justice and compensate victims who were forcibly sterilized by the State of North Carolina

 

Friday April 5, 2013, Focus on National and International Contexts

2:00-2:50: Dan Kevles, Professor of History, Yale University—A review of the history of the eugenics movement in the United States and its implications for the future of genetics.

3:00: Panel Discussion and Reception

Angela Kocze, Hungarian visiting Fulbright scholar with Women’s and Gender Studies

Adam Stein, North Carolina lawyer who filed suit on behalf of sterilization victims in the 1970s

Nancy King, Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, WFU School of Medicine and Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Health and Society

Dan Kevles; Professor of history, Yale University   

For the further information please contact Dr. Wanda Balzano, Program Director & Assoc. Professor, Women & Gender Studies – balzanow@wfu.edu, or Phoebe Zerwick, Lecturer, The Writing Program, Dept of English – zerwicp@wfu.edu.

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