Filmmakers to discuss eugenics



BAR HARBOR — Mary Morgan and Andrew Kimbrell will screen and discuss their film “A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics, and the American Dream” Tuesday, August 20 at 4:30 p.m. at College of the Atlantic in the Gates Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary makes the case that “biologically determined politics” has disenfranchised women and people of color. Featuring interviews with social thinkers such as Van Jones and Robert Reich, as well as prominent scientists, “A Dangerous Idea” is a radical reassessment of the meaning, use and misuse of gene science.

“‘A Dangerous Idea’ traces the myth that genes predetermine the worth of an individual and examines how this myth has provided a rationale for state-sanctioned crimes committed against America’s most vulnerable citizens,” event organizers said.

Morgan is a psychotherapist, teacher, author, activist, and philanthropist who is founder and president of the Cornerstone Campaign, a nonprofit organization created to support sustainable agriculture and to address the risks arising from the use of biotechnology in agriculture. She has been active in the fields of equal rights, and equal opportunity, social justice, environmental preservation, and safe energy.

Kimbrell is a public interest attorney, public speaker, and author. A leading proponent of regenerative forms of agriculture and organic policies, Kimbrell is the editor of the book “Fatal Harvest, The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture” and the author of “Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food.”

All parking on campus is by permit only for the summer of 2019. Contact Wes Norton at 801-5627 or wnorton@coa.edu to obtain a permit.

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