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September 2020

ONLINE – Stanford workshop on the American Eugenics Movement

September 4, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Dana and Marnie will be presenting a virtual workshop on the history of the American eugenics movement, as part of the week-long training course for incoming graduate students at the Department of Genetics at Stanford University.

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ONLINE – Pembroke teacher workshop

September 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Robin will be leading a virtual PD with science teachers from the Pembroke Public Schools to share distance-learning-ready resources as the teachers prepare for the start of the new year.

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ONLINE – Nashville Public Television “The Gene” Educator series – Part 1

September 17, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Robin and Nadine will be presenting a 3-session virtual workshop for educators, organized by PBS station, Nashville Public Television. The first session will introduce various resources, including segments on PBS Learning Media from The Gene: An Intimate History and the curriculum that pgEd created to accompany these clips. The presentation includes a panel discussion featuring local educators and Metro Nashville Public School STEAM teachers.

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ONLINE – Invited Speaker at Community Event around Precision Medicine

September 19, 8:45 am - 11:00 am

pgEd has been invited to a community conversation around precision medicine and men’s health "Endangered? A Talk on Health of Black Men in America". This event is organized by Chanita Hughes Halbert (psychologist, medical researcher, and professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC) and Michael Friend (founder of the Health Ministries Network (HMN) and co-founder of the Minority Coalition for Precision Medicine (MCPM)). Nadine will talk with attendees about the various ways in which genetic testing might enter our…

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ONLINE – Nashville Public Television “The Gene” Educator series – Part 2

September 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Robin and Nadine will be presenting a 3-session virtual workshop for educators, organized by PBS station, Nashville Public Television. The second session will begin with special remarks from Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and Meharry Medical College experts highlighting local work being done in the field of genetics. Robin and Nadine will lead an in-depth discussion about educator resources and access with pgEd.

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October 2020

ONLINE – Nashville Public Television “The Gene” Educator series – Part 3

October 1, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Robin and Nadine will be presenting a 3-session virtual workshop for educators, organized by PBS station, Nashville Public Television. In this third and final session, Chris Durrance, co-director of The Gene: An Intimate History, will illustrate how the film unveils the impact have on our everyday lives. Next, pgEd's Robin Bowman and Nadine Vincenten will lead a discussion about participant discoveries with pgEd. Breakout rooms will be facilitated by Metro Nashville Public School STEAM teacher leaders.

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ONLINE – What is the American Eugenics Movement? Race, Class and Power in the US in the Early Twentieth Century

October 2, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dana will be joining professor Barry Logan to meet with members of the Bowdoin College community. Their session will focus on the history of the American Eugenics movement and how reverberations from that movement are still being felt today.

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ONLINE – WHUT Preview and Panel Discussion of ‘Finding your Roots’

October 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WHUT - Howard University Television is organizing a free community season preview of "Finding your Roots". The screening will be followed by a panel discussion joined by Nadine.

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ONLINE – Boston Day & Evening Academy

October 20, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Robin has been invited for an online conversation about the science and ethics of genome editing and CRISPR.

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ONLINE – Invited Speaker at HudsonAlpha Beacon

October 22, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

HudsonAlpha Beacon was started this year to "help educators find life science content from a distance". As part of this initiative, pgEd has been invited to host a 1-hour webinar to introduce teachers to our lesson materials on personal genetics in health, history, and society, by looking at our lesson: "Genetics, History, and the American Eugenics Movement" For other HudsonAlpha Beacon events as well as our webinar registration: click here.

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