The State of Eugenics: Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Monday, November 14th, 2016 @ 4:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
Nov 14
Monday, November 14th, 2016 @ 4:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

Monday, November 14th
Columbia Law School - Jerome Greene Hall
435 West 116th Street (At Amsterdam Avenue) - Room 107
The State of Eugenics: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/676508689178767/

For much of the 20th century, eugenics was a widely-accepted practice in the US, endorsed by the Supreme Court of the United States in the 1927 Buck v. Bell decision. Thirty states (including New York) sterilized citizens with the aim of reducing poverty and getting rid of "the unfit". North Carolinaran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children between 1933 and 1974. ‘The State of Eugenics’ follows the journey of survivors, legislators, and journalists working together to obtain compensation for the survivors of these injustices.

Following the screening, we will host a panel discussion with the film's Director/Producer Dawn Sinclair Shapiro, Professor Patricia Williams ofColumbia Law School, Professor June Cross of Columbia Journalism School, Professor Johanna Schoen of Rutgers University, and Professor Rachel Adams of the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

This event is co-supported by Columbia Journalism School, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and Columbia If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice.

If you require disability accommodations to facilitate your attendance or participation in this program, please contact Liz Boylan, Assistant Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, at eboyla@law.columbia.edu, or 212.854.0167.

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For questions about this event, contact Liz Boylan, Assistant Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at 212.854.0167 or eboyla@law.columbia.edu.
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This event is free and open to the public. A facebook event link for this program may be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/676508689178767/