What’s in a Name? Van Hise and the History of Eugenics at UW-Madison
Thursday, November 3, 5:30-7PM
Union South (TITU)
Please join the University Committee on Disability Access and Inclusion (CDAI) for an evening with Kacie Lucchini Butcher, Director of the Public History Project, to reckon with UW-Madison’s history of eugenics.
Charles Van Hise was the President of UW-Madison from 1903 to 1918 and known for being a co-creator of the Wisconsin Idea. However, many are unaware he was a eugenicist. Eugenics is selective breeding often by forced sterilization to remove people of color, those with disabilities, and those who have been incarcerated or detained. Eugenics policy is considered racist, ableist, and associated with genocide. We must remain vigilant against its deceptive ideology.
Please email email@example.com with any questions or to request an accommodation for the event. CART services will be provided. Facilities are wheelchair accessible. Appetizers will be served.
RSVP here: https://go.wisc.edu/r68dwn
All are cordially invited to a special reception on Friday, November 4, 12-1PM at the Sifting and Reckoning Exhibit at the Chazen Museum with Kacie Lucchini Butcher and CDAI.
An RSVP is not required for either event.