Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams, is the author of The Sexual Politics of Meat now in a 25th anniversary edition, Burger, just released in Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series, Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Acceptance, and the forthcoming Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Christian Century, Tikkun, and Truthdig, among others. She has been an activist against domestic violence, racism, and homelessness, and for reproductive justice and fair housing practices. She pioneered work discussing and addressing domestic violence and harm to animals. She is the co-editor of several anthologies, most recently Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (with Lori Gruen). The Carol J. Adams Reader: Writings and Conversations 1995-2015 appeared in 2016. She is a popular speaker on college campuses and as a keynoter at international conferences. Her writings are the subject of two anthologies, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat, in which a new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to Adams’ groundbreaking work. She lives in Dallas with her partner and two rescued dogs.

Saturday
11:30am (BSL interpretation available)

Vegan Bill of Consistent Anti-Oppression: Centering Nonhumans Through Awareness of Interconnections

The Vegan Bill of Consistent Anti-Oppression outlines vital steps needed to ensure that mainstream veganism evolves into a movement that is truly effective and successful through awareness of the interconnections between Nonhuman Animal Rights and beyond.

These steps are the start towards actions to address key issues that continue to decenter nonhumans, while centering a certain type of human, and thus, preventing the NonHuman Animal Liberation Movement from moving forward.

Through this bill, we hope to get the mainstream vegan movement on the same page if we are going to achieve nonhuman liberation effectively and successfully.

Read the Vegan Bill in full and key discussions for each step on: www.ConsistentAntiOppression.Com

Auditorium full timetable

Saturday
12:00pm (BSL interpretation available)

The Sexual Politics of Meat

The Sexual Politics of Meat identifies the role of white patriarchal values in enabling and justifying the use of animals’ bodies for food. The presentation will explore the cultural anxieties being expressed through equations of meat and masculinity, the sexualizing and racializing of animals in representations, and the animalizing of women in images and discussions of reproductive politics—and how this ties into female reproductive exploitation in the use of cows for dairy.

Auditorium full timetable

Saturday
2:00pm

Panel: Moving beyond the White Male model of veganism

This panel will focus on matters of representation. Come for a conversation with three dynamic women who lead our movement as they discuss animal liberation in an age of regressive politics and against the backdrop of #MeToo.

Radical Veganism full timetable

Saturday
4:00pm

Protest Kitchen

Protest Kitchen makes the progressive case for veganism, showing that our food choices not only affect personal health, but are also tied to issues of food justice, climate change, misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and bullying. Protest Kitchen shows how a plant-based diet challenges regressive politics and fuels the resistance.

Radical Veganism full timetable