[nfbwatlk] Oct 9: Eugenics and Disability: History and Legacy in WA

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Mon Sep 21 16:59:04 UTC 2009

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From: Olson, Toby [mailto:TOlson2 at ESD.WA.GOV]
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:38 PM
Subject: FW: Oct 9: Eugenics and Disability: History and Legacy in WA

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From: Joanne D Woiak [mailto:jwoiak at u.washington.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:12 AM
To: Olson, Toby
Subject: Oct 9: Eugenics and Disability: History and Legacy in WA

**PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY** Flyer and poster also attached for distribution

The Disability Studies Program at the University of Washington presents:


A one-day public symposium examining the history and significance of
eugenics in Washington, which in 1909 became the second state to enact a
forced sterilization law. This event will provide a forum for dialogue about
the eugenic past and its current implications.

 	Friday, October 9, 2009
 	9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 	UW Tower Auditorium, 4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, Washington

Registration is required. This event is free and open to the public.
Lunch will be provided at no cost to registered attendees.

To register and for further information, go to:
Or contact Tammi Olson, tammio at uw.edu (email), 425-774-4446 (voice),
425-774-9303 (fax), 425-771-7438 (TTY).

For information about symposium content, email Joanne Woiak, UW Disability
Studies Program, jwoiak at uw.edu.

The symposium will feature panel presentations by national and local
scholars and advocates, addressing "Disability in the History of Eugenics"
and "Perspectives on the Relevance of Eugenics Today." The roundtable format
will include ample time for audience discussion. The intended audience
includes academics, community advocates, individuals with disabilities,
clinicians, service providers, policy makers, and interested members of the
general public.

Co-sponsors: UW Office of the Provost, UW Center for Genomics and Healthcare
Equality, Seattle Children's Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics,
DBTAC Northwest ADA Information Center.

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