GATTACA at 20: Looking Back, Looking Ahead with a Disability Justice Perspective

Double helix DNA strand in red and blue over a background of letters T, C, A, and G.
Event Date: Thursday, March 08, 2018
Location: 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco - San Francisco Public Main Library, Latino/a Community Room, Lower Lobby

Join us as we revisit the film GATTACA– the dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release. How does GATTACA help us answer the questions we face today, as discrimination against people with disabilities continues at the same time that genetic modification of future generations becomes technically possible? A moderated discussion with disability scholars and activists following the film screening will include: Alice Wong, Sara Acevedo, Dominika Bednarska, Lawrence Carter-Long, Catherine Kudlick, and Marcy Darnovsky. 

The Main Library is wheelchair accessible. To request ASL interpreting or CART accommodations, contact  415 625 9082  or 415 557 4434. Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours in advance will help to ensure availability. Live audio description will be provided via headsets. This event is co-presented by Superfest International Disability Film Festival, The Center for Genetics and Society, The HAAS Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, and San Francisco Public Library Access Services.