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Citizen’s Assembly: Reproductive Justice, Part 1

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Eugenics and Family keynote session – In ‘My Baby Box: Personally confronting the legacy of eugenics in England’, Debbie Challis maps out her own personal story of loss and life, and how she was able to better understand and confront these through recognising the history of eugenics. Moderated by Indy Bhullar.

A note from the curator:

‘Some of the content of this session tells personal histories that some audiences may find upsetting. We commend the courage of those who shared their personal experiences around this. Some of the comments during this assembly were at times quite challenging and passionately argued, and it is important to emphasise that the purpose of this citizen assembly is for us to be challenged, and to empower and learn from the opinions of the participants representing different communities, and so we very much welcome these views. After this session we agreed that in dialogue with our citizen assembly leads that we will expand these discussions, bringing in more perspectives (particularly on this theme those around black reproductive justice) in a follow up session – to be announced shortly.’


  • Indy Bhullar

  • Debbie Challis