Gattaca at 20: Looking Back, Looking Ahead…

Location 
Berkeley and San Francisco
Date 
March 06, 2018

Two nights in the Bay Area. Two stellar panels. 

Join us as we revisit the film Gattaca and its vision of a vastly unequal future based on human genetic technologies. How does Gattaca continue to shape our imaginations 20 years after its release? How does it help us answer the urgent questions we face today, as discrimination against people with disabilities continues at the same time that genetic modification of future generations becomes technically possible?

 

BERKELEY'S  DAVID BROWER CENTER
Goldman Theater

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

 

Troy Duster will give opening remarks beginning at 5pm, followed by the film screening. A panel discussion will include: Karen Nakamura, Mel Y. Chen, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, and Osagie Obasogie. A reception will conclude the event. 

Share your perspectives about Gattaca through a story booth, hosted by the Life of the Law podcast.

Presented by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Genetics and Society

If you need accommodations in order to participate in this event fully (such as communications accommodations or alternative media formats) please contact Katie Hasson at khasson@geneticsandsociety.org as soon as possible with details of your needs. The Brower Center is wheelchair-accessible and there is limited wheelchair-accessible seating in the Goldman Theater. The film will be shown with closed captions, and CART and ASL interpreters for the panel will be available upon request. Live audio description will be provided via headsets. Email khasson@geneticsandsociety.org by Tuesday, February 27th at the latest to help ensure availability of accommodations.  

Please do not wear any scented products including deodorants and perfumes to the event.

REGISTER HERE

 

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Latino/Hispanic Community Room

100 Larkin St., San Francisco

 

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.

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.

The Main Library is wheelchair accessible. To request ASL interpreting or CART accommodations, contact deafservices@sfpl.org or phone 415 625 9082 or 415 557 4434. Phone the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled at 415 557 4253 for other accommodations. Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours in advance will help to ensure availability. Live audio description will be provided via headsets. 

Please do not wear any scented products including deodorants and perfumes to the event.

REGISTER HERE