Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada
Thank you to Dr. Rob Wilson, Project Director of the Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada, for sharing this project with us.
In addition to databases, timelines and information about institutions involved in eugenics in Western Canada, this project features stories by people who are survivors of eugenics.
Discover their stories here: http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/our-stories/stories
From the About Us page:
The ideas and practices aimed at improving “human breeding” known as eugenics were influential across North America in the first half of the 20th-century. Undertaken by 30 research scholars and sterilization survivors, and 12 community partners, Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada directly engages communities in developing accessible resources to bring to light the history of eugenics in Canada. It also creates a communal space to explore the relationships between that history and current policies and practices.
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