Those of you who enjoy meaty discussion about various issues may be interested in this:
Dr Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, she is the best selling Author of the award-winning primer on carnism, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.
Dr Joy’s captivating presentation, based on her award-winning book of the same name, explains carnism, the invisible belief system that shapes our perceptions of the meat (and eggs/dairy) we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why.
Dr Joy describes how carnism, like other isms (sexism, racism, etc.), is most harmful when it is unrecognized; and it is sustained by complex social and psychological mechanisms.
Using powerful imagery, thought-provoking analyses, and a compelling narrative, Joy explains the ways in which carnism conditions us to unknowingly act against our core values, our own interests, and the interests of others. By illuminating the invisible mechanisms of carnism, Joy helps audiences become more informed consumers and empowered citizens.
Dr Melanie Joy will present her extraordinary presentation over two hours with an in depth Q&A for audiences. Following the event Dr Joy will be available for book signings of her award winning book, “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows” Books will be available for purchase at the venue.
Date: Friday 23 August 2013
Time: 7:00-9:00pm with doors at 6:30
Venue: Larry Sitsky Recital Room, School of Music Building, Australian National University
Tickets: $10 for Students and $15 for Adults