Denison's McGregor Series Features Eco-Feminist Author Carol Adams
Date of Event: October 3, 2007
Posted: September 22, 2007 / Last Updated: September 24, 2007
How does a person become a piece of meat? Eco-feminist author and activist Carol Adams has the answer. The McGregor Connections Initiative hosts its second convocation of this year's "Hum/an/imal: Where We Meet" series with Adam's "Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 3) in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public.
Adams, most famously known for her book "The Sexual Politics of Meat," has been active in issues of nonviolence for more than 30 years. After receiving her master of divinity degree from Yale University, Adams served as the executive director of a nonprofit advocacy group that confronts issues of racism, sexism and poverty among women. She has authored more than 100 articles on issues of veganism, animal advocacy, domestic violence and sexual abuse.
In this interactive presentation-style event, Adams challenges her audience to think critically about media images and popular culture. The slide show demonstrates how a trinity of interrelated forces -- objectification, fragmentation and consumption -- affects cultural and personal consciousness about women and animals.
Co-sponsored by the Denison Progressive Alliance, Animal Liberation League, Women's Studies Department and the Environmental Studies Department, her lecture is free and open to the public. An all-vegan reception will follow in the Shepardson College Room (400 Slayter Hall) to catalyze future discussions about the issues presented during the event.
The yearlong McGregor Connections Initiative series will investigate the biological, social, ethical and metaphorical relationships between human and nonhuman animals. Remaining fall semester speakers include Kathleen Conlee of The Humane Society of the United States; Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit prison-reform group; and Peter Singer, a bio-ethicist and author of "Animal Liberation." The art department will stage an exhibition of student works related to the theme in the visual and performing arts in December.
The McGregor Connections Initiative at Denison University connects students with renowned scholars and activists, spotlights intersections between academic disciplines and fosters academic achievement.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The McGregor Connections Initiative series presents an interactive presentation by eco-feminist author and activist Carol Adams; 7 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 3), Slayter Hall auditorium. Free and open to the public. To confirm, call (740) 587-6202.
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