Sunday, 2 February 2014

6th Annual Dr. Dave de Brou Lecture

The HGSC is pleased to present the 6th Annual Dr. Dave de Brou lecture!

March 4th
Frances Morrison Library
Doors open at 6:30 lecture starts at 7pm.

"Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization, and the Politics of Choice"

Dr. Erika Dyck will explore the history of Alberta's eugenics program - the largest of its kind in Canada - and will consider its origins and legacy.  2,822 people underwent sexual sterilizations in Alberta between 1929 and 1972, at a time when all birth control was illegal for healthy people.  How did men and women who came face-to-face with the eugenics program resist, accept, or ultimately fight against a program designed to control a population?

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