Agora Speaker Series: Disability & the Future: A conversation on conserving and promoting human diversity with author Rosemarie Garland-ThomsonOctober 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.
Location and Address
Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Disability Studies Reading Group and the Center for Bioethics
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