Animals and International Women’s Day

Dr. Mary Lou Randour (psychologist and author) will explore some of the connections between violence against women and violence against animals. She’ll also highlight some of her work as the director of the Beyond Violence Program, a joint project of the Doris Day Animal Foundation and Society & Animals Forum.

Mary Zilney (Family Services Supervisor for Family and Children’s Services) will brief us on the ground-breaking study Exploration of a Link: Child and Animal Cruelty in Wellington County, Ontario. We’ll also learn more about the new Human Animal Violence Link (HAV-Link) Guelph-Wellington Coalition, which bridges the FCS and the Guelph Humane Society.

Adam Weissman (collective member of the Activism Center at the Wetlands Preserve) will discuss sexism within the animal rights movement, and offer a few suggestions about how to address the problem. He’ll also give us the scoop on the exciting Grassroots Animal Rights Conference coming up at the end of March.

Dr. Karen Davis (president of United Poultry Concerns) will share some of her scholarship on intersections between feminism, domesticated “food animals,” and environmentalism. More info: Thinking Like a Chicken: Farm Animals And The Feminine Connection.

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