When: July 6th (Saturday) at the University of Canberra, Australia
The conference aims to raise consciousness and dialogue among the academic, activist and student community about the oppression of non-human animals, which is intrinsically connected to a larger social justice framework and movement for total liberation. The inaugural ICAS Oceania conference aims to increase awareness of CAS in the Australia-Pacific region aims to further development of an interdisciplinary approach to social change.
Where: Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Hosted by: MCTC Philosophy Club
Breaking the Silence on Global and Local Intersections of Ethnicity, Spirituality and Nonhuman Animals
As the poor become poorer, more prisons are constructed, and the global south struggles with exploitation, disease, hunger, and mass displacement, social justice activists are becoming more intolerant of global racism and discrimination. (more…)
ICAS intern and doctoral student Sarah Bezan organized an inter-disciplinary open-dialogue discussion forum at the University of Winnipeg concerning the use of animals as food. Sarah reports: “[The event was] a great success, and a number of people mentioned to me that the event broke the barrier between [so-called] ‘food animal’ producers and their critics, leading to a meaningful and productive dialogue about the ethical relationship between [nonhuman] animals and humans.”
A free anti-oppression workshop in Asheville, NC
Saturday, Nov. 10 | 6pm-9pm
While we don’t know about the commitments of the conference as a whole, check out this panel with three ICAS presenters at Wesleyan’s Sex, Gender, Species conference. The panel is scheduled for 4pm on Saturday, February 26th.
“Precarious Life, Playful Life: The Ethics of Non-Violence”, Stephanie Jenkins, Penn State
“Species Trouble: Judith Butler’s Non-Sovereign Subject and the Human-Animal Divide”, Eric Jonas, Northwestern
“Frames of Life: Judith Butler and the Precarious Question of the Animal”, James Stanescu, Mercer
You can check out paper abstracts here.
Most recently the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) volunteers found this video to be useful on their campus, by PETA2, which is one of a kind and highly informative. We hope you find it as helpful and useful for your college campus as we did.
**Call for Nominations for Annual 2010 Critical Animal Studies Awards. Deadline Feb 25, 2010. Please send nominations to Sarat Colling: email@example.com
**There are four awards see below for descriptions.
1. Critical Animal Studies Media of the Year – For outstanding media such as documentaries, films, book, visual art, operas, plays, and music in the field of critical animal studies. The media cannot be older than two years. We stress that critical animal studies includes any topic, issue, or concern (from environmentalism to prisoners’ rights) that promotes the protection, liberation, and freedom of animals in the world and is based not only on theory, but in practice as well. The media can come from any discipline or topic including, but not limited to, international studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, religion, sociology, environmentalism, critical animal studies, social work, biology, history, economics, public administration, criminology, philosophy, anthropology, chemistry, medicine, agriculture, political science, disability studies and information studies. To nominate media for this award, simply send the media to the ICAS.