The January 23-28 meeting of the World Social
Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil will include two workshops on
the new human technologies.
"Genetics and Social Justice: The Global
Politics of the New Human Genetic and Reproductive Technologies"
will be co-sponsored by the Center for Genetics and Society
and Ser Mulher, a Brazilian women's organization.
Another session, "Human Genetics in the Context
of Health," is being organized by the Medical Genetics
Service, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre. CGS Associate
Executive Director Marcy Darnovsky is among the presenters.
The World Social Forum is an international gathering
of groups and individuals challenging exploitative institutions
and envisioning a society "centered on the human person."
The Forum is expected to attract nearly 100,000 participants.