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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The ICGC Dr. Pellow Talk

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER for the STUDY OF GLOBAL CHANGE is hosting a talk by Dr. David Pellow titled "Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement" on Friday, October 10 at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall.

In this talk, I explore how social movement activists work to challenge socioecological inequalities through what they call total liberation. There are three questions I am exploring in this project. (1) First, to what extent are radical environmental and animal liberation movements also struggles over social inequality? (2) Second, how does the work of these activists in particular and social movements more broadly reveal engagements with nonhuman natures and why does that matter? (3) And third, what are the implications of the 'eco-terrorist' label that states, corporations, and media impose on these groups?