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VFH Fellows talk-Lulu Miller



Event Type(s): History, Lecture / Workshop
Organization: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Description: Lulu Miller, a current VFH residential Fellow, a co-founder of the podcast Invisibilia and an independent author, will present "Why Fish Don’t Exist: The Dangers of Categorization from Ichthyology to Eugenics."

“Unfit” was the term used by the US Government to justify the forced eugenic sterilization of tens of thousands of people. A chapter in her upcoming book will explore the very living legacy of this practice. While many assume this is a long outlawed practice, the law has never been overturned at the Supreme Court level; there is evidence it has been practiced as recently as 2010, and there are hundreds of victims of forced sterilization alive today.

Virginia performed the second most sterilizations in the country (after California). Interviews with these people about the experience will be paired with a report on the efforts of a Virginia lawyer who uses sometimes unorthodox practices to fight for justice for the victims of sterilization.
Address: 145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Contact Name: Jeanne Siler
Contact Phone: 434.243.5522
Date: Tuesday, 12/5/2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
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