Agora Speaker Series: Disability & the Future: A conversation on conserving and promoting human diversity with author Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

This free reading and activist-academic networking hour at the Senator John Heinz History Center provides an opportunity for scholars, activists, health care professionals, and the public to interact and enjoy hearing a new essay by author and disability theorist Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. As the arrival of full genome-editing techniques and other forms of novel biomedicine bring discussion of “curing,” “preventing” or otherwise obviating seemingly undesirable forms of human embodiment, Garland-Thomson’s work offers indispensable critical and conceptual tools for ensuring the survival of human difference in an age of eugenic biotechnology. 


Doors for this event open at 5:30 pm for tours of the “Pittsburgh: A History of Innovation” exhibit; program starts at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided, and there is a cash bar. If you’re interested, please register on the Heinz History Center page.
Rosemaries Garland Thomson is a disability justice and culture brought leader, bioethicist, teacher and humanities scholar. Please see the description of the event date and time for more details.

Location and Address

Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh


 Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Disability Studies Reading Group and the Center for Bioethics

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