In Conversation: Eugenics Retold
A conversation among rights activists Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye and Sky Stonefish, who work to prevent institutional brutality, colonialism, ableism, and social injustice.
American Sign Language: There will be ASL interpreters present. The interpreters will be wearing a badge that says “ASL Interpreter.” There will also be CART Live Captioning.
About Into the Light
Eugenics was a practice aimed at improving the characteristics of the human race by promoting “favourable” qualities. It also tried to prevent people with “unfavourable” qualities from procreating. This exhibition brings southern Ontario’s hidden history of eugenics to light. Through stories of survival, it reveals that eugenics meant to “better” humankind. Yet, it has left a legacy of segregation, cultural assimilation, and sterilization that continues today.
Co-curated by Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye and Sky Stonefish.
In partnership with Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice through the research project Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life.