12533SCCAA Presents: This Wed 11/6 Author Dr Melanie Joy WHY WE LOVE DOGS, EAT PIGS, AND WEAR COWS:
- Nov 3, 2013“There is a vast mythology surrounding meat, but all the myths are in one way or another related to what I refer to as the Three Ns of Justification: eating meat is normal, natural, and necessary. The Three Ns have been invoked to justify all exploitative systems, from African slavery to the Nazi Holocaust. When an ideology is in its prime, these myths rarely come under scrutiny. However, when the system finally collapses, the Three Ns are recognized as ludicrous.”
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WHY WE LOVE DOGS, EAT PIGS,
AND WEAR COWS:
PRESENTED BY author and social psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy
Presentation and book signing
An INTRODUCTION to CARNISM In her captivating slide show, Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M, explains carnism, the invisible belief system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. Dr. Joy, a longtime
activist for social and environmental justice and animal protection, describes how carnism is sustained by complex, hidden social and psychological mechanisms, and it is most harmful when unrecognized. Using powerful imagery, thought-provoking analyses, and a compelling
narrative, Dr. Joy elucidates how, although unjust belief systems (racism, sexism, ableism, etc.) all are unique, the mentality that enables such systems is strikingly similar. When unnoticed, these “isms” can cause us to act against our core values, our own interests, and the interests of others. By illuminating carnism, Dr. Joy helps us become more empowered
citizens and more active social witnesses. Audiences appreciate her accessible, engaging and levelheaded approach, regardless of their dietary choices.
Parental/guardian discretion is advised for younger attendees.
Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard educated psychologist and professor of
psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Joy has
written articles on psychology, animal protection, and social justice, as well as the
acclaimed Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism
and Strategic Action for Animals. Dr. Joy is also the founder and president of the
Carnism Awareness and Action Network (CAAN).
This is a No Cost Event! A Complimentary Veggie Grill Tasting Bar will be offered.
Wednesday November 6th @ 5:30 PM ~ Bascom Library 1000 S Bascom San Jose, Ca
Presented by Santa Clara County Activists for Animals
About Santa Clara County Activists for Animals (SCCAA)
SCCAA was conceived in 2007 through the efforts of volunteers who fought for California Proposition 2, which passed and will regulate cruel factory farm practices in California. Prop. 2 will ensure that all veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens will be given enough room to stretch their limbs and be able to turn around. Since their victory, SCCAA members have continued their fight for animals throughout Santa Clara County and the surrounding areas. The all-volunteer run organization has participated in various events to promote better treatment of animals, particularly within the food industry. For more information, please visit http://www.activistsforanimals.org/.
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