Animal Rights and Human Rights: To Care for One is to Care for All
When the “Animal Rights” movement gained momentum in the 1980s, the focus was on animal suffering, particularly in science laboratories. In the past three decades, the movement has shifted focus to farmed animals and connected the cause with pressing social justice concerns, including world hunger, the oppression of marginalized peoples and human health, and environmental degradation. In the process, the movement has resonated with core religious principles of justice, compassion, and service. This webinar explores the connections between animal rights and each of these key social justice concerns, and with Christianity.
Each webinar will focus on connections between animal rights and a particular human rights issue, including world hunger, oppression of marginalized people and human health, and environmental degradation, closing with an examination of core religious principles and animal rights/liberation.
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Kemmerer
Founder of Tapestry: Women’s Institute of Integrated Justice, professor Kemmerer is the award-winning author of nine books, including Eating Earth, Animals and World Religions, and Sister Species. Professor of philosophy and religions, Dr. Kemmerer is internationally known for her work across overlapping concerns of justice. For more information on “Dr. K” or Tapestry, please visit lisakemmerer.com.
When: Tuesdays at 6 pm (PST)
Start Date: June 4, 2019
Class Capacity: 20 (maximum)