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Thursday, July 2 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Capitalism and the eugenics movement

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Eugenics can be described as "scientific racism" and the outer edge of disability oppression in US history. Eugenics' origins in industrial capitalism, imperialism and institutional racism will be explored, along with its continued existence after its original basis in heredity had been discredited. Attention will also be paid to elements of the left that promoted eugenics.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race, Expanded Edition by Edwin Black

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Don Lash

Don Lash is a member of the ISO in New York City, and is a lawyer and writer working primarily in the fields of child welfare and disability.

Thursday July 2, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Field C

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