'From Small Beginnings...:'
Addressing the continuing shadows of eugenics
From Small Beginnings... 2021 marked the centennial of the Second International Eugenics Congress and provided an excellent opportunity to focus on how eugenics has been used and misused over the past century but still more importantly to critically assess how the intellectual inertia of eugenic habits of mind continue to globally influence political, social and medical ideas, in addition to practices and policies.
This international programme brings together a global group of scholars, educators, artists, activists and community representatives for shared meaning making in hopes of addressing eugenic legacies of the past and interrupting the future promulgation of this malignant ideology. In 2024 this project will generate an Global Anti-Eugenics Forum for building and reinforcing a global anti-eugenic community, for transnationally addressing the continuing and resurging shadows of eugenics today, and for building an anti-eugenics future for tomorrow.
- Previous From Small Beginnings... reflections -
- A Global Anti-Eugenics Community -
- Building a Global Anti-Eugenics Future -
"Like a Tree, Anti-Eugenics draws from many sources and transforms them into a one mind and one heart way of being"
Judy Dow (Educator, artist and basket-maker of Abenaki and French-Canadian descent)
Eugenics specifically targeted and aimed to eradicate the future of certain communities. As such eugenics targeted the hopes of so many. Today we live in worrying times, where a resurgence of eugenics or the threat of it is prevalent everywhere. It is very easy in this pandemic moment to lose hope.
But in this pandemic moment in confronting eugenics there is hope to be found everywhere - people in motion, united, providing hope of a better future...
In 2024 a Global Anti-Eugenics Forum will be established to help build on and facilitate the transnational networks and activities in this moment. We would like to invite you to take part in this moment, as together we build... 'A Decade of Progress in Anti-Eugenics'.
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