THE FIRST BIENNIAL NAACAS CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE IN KELOWNA B.C. at THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OKANAGAN MAY 27-29, 2020 on the topic of CRITICAL ANIMAL STUDIES IN AN AGE OF MASS EXTINCTION
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Maneesha Deckha (Professor and Landsdowne Chair in Law, University of Victoria): Legal Solutions to Combat Anthropogenic Species Extinction
Lori Gruen (William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University): What is Imaginable Without Hope?
Claire Jean Kim (Professor of Political Science, University of California Irvine): A Critique of the Critique of Speciesism
Information on traveling to Kelowna, where to stay in Kelowna, and eating in Kelowna will be made available in February 2020…
Coming in March 2020
“The food we eat masks so much cruelty. The fact that we can sit down and eat a piece of chicken without thinking about the horrendous conditions under which chickens are industrially bred in this country is a sign of the dangers of capitalism, how capitalism has colonized our minds. The fact that we look no further than the commodity itself, the fact that we refuse to understand the relationships that underly the commodities that we use on a daily basis. And so food is like that.”—Angela Davis