Teaching the History and Legacies of the Eugenics Movement

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Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Since this January, Daniel HoSang, Dora Guo, Eve Galanis and Bethsaida Nieves have been working with teacher and students to develop new and accessible teaching materials related to the history and legacies of the Eugenics Movement.
Join us as we explore how one can teach this subject to foster a deeper understanding of the way in which eugenic thinking influenced our nation’s approach to issues of race, gender, sexuality, mental health and disabilities, as well as how these ideas, promulgated by some of Connecticut’s foremost scholars, influenced eugenic thinking throughout the world.
The BLACK & LATINO HISTORY PROJECT is committed to organizing professional development workshops and resources to support and extend Connecticut’s high school course in Black and Latino History. The BLHP invites students, teachers, and academic and public historians to build a more inclusive history of the United States to better understand the struggles, setbacks, and victories that Black and Latinx people have encountered and continue to encounter, as we strive to build “a more perfect union.”
Organized by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, & Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale, with generous support from CT Humanities, UCONN El Instituto, & the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective.