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Southern Poverty Law Center hosts "A Dangerous Idea" Film Screening & Panel

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Montgomery, AL 36106

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Join the Southern Poverty Law Center and Paragon Media for a screening of the new documentary film, "A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream". The film will be followed by a panel, with Joseph Levin, Co-Founder of SPLC, Rabbi Scott Looper of Temple Beth Or in Montgomery; and the film's director and co-writer Stephanie Welch.

A dangerous idea has threatened the American Dream from the beginning - the belief that some groups and individuals are inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights. Such biased, eugenic views provided an excuse for some of the country's most shameful history. And now it's back. The documentary A DANGEROUS IDEA reveals how biologically determined politics has disenfranchised women and people of color, provided a rationale for state sanctioned crimes committed against America’s most vulnerable citizens, and now gains new traction under the Trump administration.

Featuring interviews with social thinkers such as Van Jones and Robert Reich, as well as prominent scientists, A DANGEROUS IDEA is a radical reassessment of the meaning, use and misuse of gene science.

JOSEPH LEVIN, Southern Poverty Law Center: “When federal resources were used to target the African-American Relf family for forced sterilization in the early 1970s, I knew it was racist and unconstitutional, but had no idea of the frightening history of eugenics and the role that Americans and America played in proselytizing this fraud. A Dangerous Idea captures the true meaning of white supremacy.”

GLORIA STEINEM, Author and Activist: “In this time of false facts and backlash against a new equality, A DANGEROUS IDEA should be required viewing.”

ROBERT REICH, Author: “A Dangerous Idea is extremely timely, because with the current administration we are seeing a renewed threat of a biologically determined politics.”


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