The Modern Pursuit of Human Perfection

On October 23rd last year, the What Sorts Network, in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Community Living and the Alberta Association for Community Living, sponsored a public dialogue at the University of Alberta called

The Modern Pursuit of Human Perfection
Defining Who is Worthy of Life

The event began with a panel of people who talked about their experiences with children, doctors, families, and disability. There were then several short commentaries, followed by some open discussion. The event was free and open to the public, and we have videocasts of all parts of the event to share.

Over the next month or so, we will put the videos of the public dialogue up on the What Sorts blog; each runs for 5-10 minutes or so. Today Continue reading

The Modern Pursuit of Human Perfection: Defining Who is Worthy of Life

The What Sorts Network, in conjunction with the Values and Ethics Task Force of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL), are pleased to announce a public dialogue on bioethics, medical ethics and the implications for people with disabilities. Details below, and in the poster, which you can download. Please pass the word along to any who may be interested. The public dialogue will kick off three days of jointly organized activities, including a free full day workshop, Families and Memory, on Friday 24th October, and a special invited session at the Western Canadian Philosophical Association: “Philosophy, Eugenics, Disability in Alberta and Places North” on Saturday 25th October. Further details shortly on the What Sorts blog, and at the What Sorts website. (Free registration for Families and Memory now open at the website.)

When: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7-9pm

Where: ETLC 1-013, The Suncor Lecture Theatre, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Contact: Matt Mandrusiak, AACL, 780-451-3055, ext.226

Click here to download poster

Text of the poster beneath the fold. Come on out and make your voice heard!!!! Continue reading