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The Ethics of Vermont Eugenics: Past and Present

January 5, 2022
7:00 pm


First Congregational Church of Manchester
Anti-eugenics tapestry with tree

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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Cal Workman
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First Congregational Church of Manchester
3624 Main St
Manchester, VT 05254 United States
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http://mclvt.org