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…)
Kim Socha, Director of the ICAS Center of Academic Excellence, and Meg Perret, ICAS intern, will have chapters published in the soon-to-be released book Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat (http://www.lanternbooks.com/detail.html?id=9781590564196), published by Lantern Books. Be sure to check out Kim’s “Opening Veins” and Meg’s “Queering the Dinner Table,” along with all of the other excellent chapters by a new generation of activists and scholars who continue to challenge patriarchy, speciesism, and patriarchal speciesism.
Volume 6, Issue 1, December 2012
Samuel Day Fassbinder, Editor
- Introduction, Samuel Day Fassbinder p. 2
- Survive, Critique, and Create: Guiding Radical Pedagogy and Critical Public Scholarship with the Discursive Guideposts of Ecopedagogy, Tema Milstein pp. 3-16
- Creating Eco-Social Culturally Responsive Educators With Community, James Joss French pp. 17-34
- Practices of Inverting the Law: Internal Colonialism in Fort Belknap, Giancarlo Panagia, pp. 35-54
- Book Review: Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle, By Matthew Klingle. 2007. Jeffrey Bilbro pp. 55-58
- Book Review: Wendell Berry: Life and Work. Ed. Jason Peters. 2007. Aubrey Streit Krug pp. 59-61
Meg Perret an ICAS intern is organising a free one day conference on ‘One struggle: Intersectionality and Critical Animal studies’.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Where: University of California, Berkeley (MLK Bldg./Heller Lounge/at Bancroft and Teller)
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Reposted: Animal Voices Radio Show in Vancouver, Canada
August 10 was Prison Justice Day, a day to remember all the men, women and youth who have died in prison. In Vancouver, a Memorial Rally was held with speakers including ex-prisoners and anti-prison activists.
To the Public,
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has made his anti-gay agenda abundantly clear by donating more than $5 million to anti-LGBTQIA organizations. Many who read this blog have their gripes against the fast food industry for nonhuman animal and environmental reasons, and now, there is even more cause for outrage and protest. Chick-fil-A has proven itself to be an even more oppressive corporation than we initially thought. Thankfully, the LGBTQIA community is not letting this matter rest. Rather, they are responding with protests, “kiss-ins,” and even invitations to Mr. Cathy to meet families with same-sex parents (invitations that he has not yet accepted). While Chick-fil-A is now staying silent about their anti-gay stance, let’s be grateful that others are not, both for families with same-sex or transgender parents and for today’s youth who fear coming out of the closet due to the type of ideologies and organizations that Dan Cathy supports. Please join us in protesting Chick-fil-A’s homophobic values, ethics, and mission.
Board of Directors, Institute for Critical Animal Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS, ART, VIDEOS, INTERVIEWS, AND NARRATIVES
“Eco-Ability the Intersection of Earth, Animal, and Dis-Ability”
This special edition of JCAS will focus on intersections amongst animal liberation issues, environmentalism, ecology, dis-ability studies, and the newly forming theory, field, and movement of eco-ability. This edition, rooted in social justice, will explore these intersections of domination and exploitation to expose and dismantle interconnected oppressions. Contributors are encouraged to read and include information from Earth, Animal, and Disability Liberation: The Rise of Eco-Ability (Nocella, Duncan, Bentley, Eds.; forthcoming from Peter Lang, Fall 2012) within their final submissions. Areas for this special edition may include, but are not limited to, the following:
This presentation, sponsored by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, makes the argument that Western culture, still in the midst of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, needs to reassess its hierarchy of rights and freedoms in consideration of the nonhuman animals we eat, wear, hunt and with whom we share our homes and lives. In kind, the presenters will also introduce the audience to Critical Animal Studies, which looks at the ways in which speciesism underpins human oppression, capitalism and environmental destruction and how all of those elements intertwine to create a culture that is based upon the exploitation of other living beings. We will then share alternatives based in anarchist principles.
Room #: C1016 at Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN
A Panel with Travis Erikson, Kim Socha, and Anthony J. Nocella II
MAD Update, SLAPP Lawsuits, and the 2012 North American Critical Animal Studies Conference
Dylan Powell is back on the show to not only give us an update on the Marineland Animal Defense campaign but to also talk about the ways that MAD and Shark Allies Niagara have dealt with the threat of SLAPP lawsuits (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation). An important conversation considering the current climate of repression to environmental and animal rights activists.
After the break Kimberly Socha joins Dylan Powell to talk about the 11th Annual North American Critical Animal Studies Conference in Buffalo, New York from March 2-4, 2012 at Canisius College. We even get hear a little bit about Socha’s new book, “Women, Destruction, and the Avant-Garde: A Paradigm for Animal Liberation“ the first publication of a new Critical Animal Studies book series.