Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic clearly tells us that eugenics had not died with Nazi ideologies. Current COVID-19 discussions emphasize on ‘triage’ and ‘social distance,’ all of which impacts and continues to threaten the lives of people with disabilities, higher-risked, and aging populations. The current pandemic is a warning that we all must understand and mitigate our internalized eugenic ideology so that our 21st century will be sustainable and inclusive for all. Otherwise, we all will be at risk of being killed because we’ve reached society’s social-limited-age. In order to gain a better understanding society must become aware of historical events through the voice of a person with a disability. Therefore, this paper will highlight the infringements on reproductive rights and basic human-rights in the 20th century through one family’s story.

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Toru Furui, PhD, is a professor at Osaka Kawasaki Rehabilitation University. Dr. Furui received his doctorate from Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine and was a postdoctoral faculty at The University of Pittsburgh.

Masayo Furui, has been a strong disability activist. Previously, she formed and served roles within the Association for People with Cerebral Palsy Green Grass (APCPGG). Her activism includes the Kawasaki Station Bus Protest in 1977; and direct-action protest by ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) in 2005.Masayo was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in 1954.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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For a Sustainable Inclusive 21st Century: What We Must Learn from Japanese Eugenic Protection Act

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The COVID-19 pandemic clearly tells us that eugenics had not died with Nazi ideologies. Current COVID-19 discussions emphasize on ‘triage’ and ‘social distance,’ all of which impacts and continues to threaten the lives of people with disabilities, higher-risked, and aging populations. The current pandemic is a warning that we all must understand and mitigate our internalized eugenic ideology so that our 21st century will be sustainable and inclusive for all. Otherwise, we all will be at risk of being killed because we’ve reached society’s social-limited-age. In order to gain a better understanding society must become aware of historical events through the voice of a person with a disability. Therefore, this paper will highlight the infringements on reproductive rights and basic human-rights in the 20th century through one family’s story.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2020/Articles/5