First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Racial Justice Education Team Documentary Screening:A Dangerous Idea

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm (ended)

A Dangerous Idea Comes to Reading

Reading, PA - A film screening of A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics, and the American Dream will premiere in Reading on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 416 Franklin Street. This documentary examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection.  It reveals how this dangerous idea gained new traction with an increasing belief in the concept of an all-powerful “gene” that predetermines who is worthy and who is not. It sheds light on how this new genetic determinism provided an abhorrent rationale for state-sanctioned crimes committed against America’s poorest, most vulnerable citizens and for violations of the fundamental civil rights of untold millions.

The audience is invited to engage in conversation after the screening.  Closed captioning is available. 

Parking is available at the 4th and Cherry Garage across the street. Discount parking vouchers will be sold at the screening.

Other documentaries exploring social justice issues will be shown at the church on Friday nights in June and October.

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