Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

October 24, 2013

Blue Card, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events

Guest Presentation: Melanie Joy

7:00 pm
Zell B. Miller Learning Center
Room 148

Contact: Eric Griffith 706-224-3796

Melanie Joy will give a presentation based on her award-winning book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism." Joy explores the invisible belief system that shapes the perception of the meat humans eat, so that humans love some animals and eat others without knowing why. Joy is a psychologist, professor, author and speaker who teaches psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Sponsored by Speak Out for Species.

Joy's book examines why people feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others, and how humans can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers.

Joy is a longtime advocate of social and environmental justice and animal protection. Joy’s work has received international critical acclaim, and she has been interviewed for numerous magazines, books and radio. Her book 'Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism' was published in 2010. Joy is also the author of "Strategic Action for Animals." Joy is the founder and president of Carnism Awareness and Action Network, and she has given her critically acclaimed carnism presentation across the United States as well as internationally.

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