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The Ethics of Vermont Eugenics: Past and Present
January 5, 2022
First Congregational Church of Manchester
Tapestry by Judy Dow
In the name of “human betterment” a century ago, public institutions and private organizations in Vermont chose some of the state’s most marginalized persons for institutionalization, sterilization, and family separation. Harvard Medical School lecturer Charlene Galarneau explores the factors that led to Vermont’s distinct expression of eugenics, and its continuing legacies today.
About Charlene Galarneau
Professor Charlene Galarneau is Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Center for Bioethics; Emerita Faculty at Wellesley College; and Affiliate Researcher at Boston University, Center for Antiracist Research.
Underwriter: Burr & Burton Academy
Partner: The National Endowment for the Humanities – A More Perfect Union Initiative.
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