NEW EUGENICS & COVID-19

June 25, 2020

Co-hosted by: Disability Studies in the Netherlands, local host of the IASSIDD Europe Congress in Amsterdam, July 5-8, 2021.

Keynote speaker Hans Reinders, em. Professor of Ethics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Professor Reinders has been working in the field of intellectual disability for more than 25 years, and has published widely on a variety of topics concerning the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Co-speaker Drs. Jacqueline Kool, co-initiator of and ambassador for Disability Studies in the Netherlands. She is also an author, consultant, and researcher in the area of belonging and representation of people with disabilities.

Co-speakers Fionnathan is Fionn & Jonathan Angus, a son and father social enterprise from Ireland, who show that Down syndrome is no hindrance to achieving dreams. As Citizen Network Ambassadors, they have worked with communities in fourteen countries.

Co-speaker Prof. Tim Stainton, Ph.D., School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Canada; Director, Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship, University of British Columbia.

Intermezzo United by Music, supports talented people with intellectual disabilities and gives them the chance to perform blues and swing music on stage with a live band for a general public.

Moderator Dr. Alice Schippers, Vice president IASSIDD for Europe; Director and senior researcher Disability Studies in the Netherlands.

Webinar summary.

A recording of the webinar.

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