Andy Stepanian, cofounder of the Sparrow Media Project and defendant in the landmark SHAC7 case, will be coming to New York University’s Kimmel Center on Tuesday, April 26th to speak on matters pertaining to contemporary activist endeavors. Specifically, he will reflect on his experiences and observations as to which tactics and strategies are effective, when to employ them, and how the inclusion of varied approaches when advocating for an issue can often yield the most positive outcomes. Given his extensive background with non-violent direct action movements, his role in the campaign to close down Huntingdon Life Sciences, and his current work with the Sparrow Media Project, the evening is sure to be an engaging one for all who attend. Open to the public.
Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: NYU’s Kimmel Center, Room 803
Author and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary
Book Signing and Talk
April 13, 2011
7 to 8pm
Moffett Hall 2125
SUNY Cortland, New York
Book Talk – Call to Compassion with Anthony J. Nocella II
3 to 5
Saturday, April 2, 2011
206 Richmond St
“Covering doctrine and the lived experience of the world’s religious practitioners, Call to Compassion is a collection of stirring and passionate essays on the place of animals within the philosophical, cultural, and everyday milieus of spiritual practices both ancient and modern. From Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism, through the Abrahamic traditions, to contemporary Wiccan and Native American spirituality, Call to Compassion charts the complex ways we interact with the world around us.”
Come join us at Brooklyn’s for some great vegan food and hear Anthony J. Nocella, co-editor of the book, talk about and expand upon its focus and intent.
Dr. Melanie Joy presents: “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism”
Monday – March 28, 2011
This slide show is based on the critically acclaimed book of the same name. In Why We Love Dogs…social psychologist Melanie Joy explains carnism, the invisible belief system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. Joy explains how carnism, like other isms, (sexis…m, racism, etc.) is most harmful when it is unrecognized; and it is sustained by complex, hidden social and psychological mechanisms.
PETA Vice President Bruce Friedrich will kick off a series of “Is Eating Meat Ethical?” debates at Texas A&M University this Fall.
Students and community members are encouraged to attend this debate.
Philosopher Tom Regan, Emeritus Professor, North Carolina State University, and author of many books on animal rights and on the ethicist G. E. Moore, will give two talks at Pennsylvania State University.
Bringing Academia and Community Activism together for Animal Liberation
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
7PM to 9PM
Brentwood Community Center, 2505 South Brentwood
Join St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) for a lecture by Laura Shields of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) next week. Laura will being discussing the discipline of Critical Animal Studies and ways to bring activism into academia.
On Saturday March 7th, join us at Wooden Shoe Books for an evening of discussion with Anthony J. Nocella II, co-editor of the exciting new volume Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex, out now from AK Press.
Since 9/11, the Bush administration has pressured universities to hand over faculty, staff, and student work to be flagged for potential threats. Numerous books have addressed the question of academic freedom over the years; this collection asks whether the concept of academic freedom still exists at all in the American university system.
It addresses not only overt attacks on critical thinking, but also—following trends unfolding for decades—engages the broad socioeconomic determinants of academic culture.
Friday Dec 4, 7PM @ Red Emma’s
Join us for an evening of discussion with Anthony J. Nocella II, co-editor of the new volume Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy, out now from Routledge. This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. It also brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices while stressing anarchism’s tradition of dissent.
We’re excited to have Anthony here in Baltimore for a discussion of the past, present, and future of anarchist studies, both inside and outside the academy. Don’t miss it!
This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. This volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism’s tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.
1st Annual European Conference For Critical Animal Studies
The Future of Critical Animal Studies
This day conference will bring academics and activists together to consider future ways of addressing the radical implications of critical work on understanding and dealing with with other species and discuss interspecies relations, cultures, and systems of domination.
- Venue: Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, UK (Building 359 on the Campus Map)
- Speakers: Alistair Currie (PETA); Professor Celia Deane-Drummond (Chester and CAFOD); Jasmijn de Boo (Animals Count); Professor Robert Garner (Leicester); Dr Simon James (Durham); Dr Dan Lyons (Uncaged Campaigns); Dr Karen Morgan (Cardiff); Dr Anat Pick (UEL); Dr Richard Twine (Lancaster); Dr Richard White (Sheffield Hallam). Full speaker information and programme.
- Registration Fee (includes lunch and refreshment): £40 (waged) / £30 (students and unwaged). Registration Form.
- For further details, contact Dr. Stephen R. L. Clark at the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool.
Please let us know if accommodation is needed on either the night of April 22nd or April 23rd.
Department of Philosophy, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX
Tel: 0151 794 2787
Fax: 0151 794 2789
Contemporary Anarchist Studies
Wednesday Nov 4, 8 to 9 PM
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street • Philadelphia, PA 19147
BOOK TALK BY THE EDITORS
This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change.
This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism’s tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.
About the Editors:
Luis A. Fernandez, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University and author of “Policing Dissent.” He has worked for several research institutions, including the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Dr. Fernandez serves on the board of directors for the Society for the Study of Social Problems and is a founding member of the Institute for the Study of Dissent and Social Control.
Anthony J. Nocella, II is a professor at SUNY Cortland and has published numerious books including “Igniting a Revolution” and “Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?.” He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies and a board-member of the American Friends Service Committee and co-founder of the Anarchist Studies Intiative at SUNY Cortland, the first academic center in the world dedicated to anarchist studies, which hopes to have a minor in a year.