Educator, scholar and artist Judy Dow will present “Remembering + Reckoning with Eugenics: Then and Now” on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro.
Dow will discuss the witness tree tapestry, the subject of her recent presentation for dismantling eugenics, in which she joined with an interdisciplinary network of scholars, organizers and cultural workers to understand and bring awareness to the continuing legacies and harm of eugenicist ideologies.
Throughout her 35-year career as an educator, Dow has incorporated into her work the core concepts of the Wabanaki people of New England: respect, reciprocity, relationships, responsibility and reverence. She was the recipient of Vermont Governor’s Heritage Award for Outstanding Educator in 2004. Her current focus is reclaiming historical indigenous stories and mapping these stories to provide youth with another perspective of history, science and math.
The program is free, open to the public and accessible to people in wheelchairs. Because it will be held indoors, all attendees, including the presenter, are required to wear face coverings by town order.
For more information, call 802-254-5290 or visit www.brookslibraryvt.org.