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Dr. Melanie Joy: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

Compassion for Animals

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM (EDT)

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Melanie Joy, PhDIn her captivating slide show, Melanie Joy 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.

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear CowsThe schedule for the evening is:

6:00 -- doors open; free light refreshments

6:45 to 7:45 -- presentation

7:45 to 8:45 -- Q and A / buy books / book-signing

This will be very informal and relaxed, but eye-opening and inspiring!

Note: the West End Neighborhood Library is three blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).







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West End Neighborhood Library
1101 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM (EDT)


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Compassion for Animals

Compassion for Animals works to reduce human-caused harm to animals, primarily through educating people on animal-friendly lifestyles and cultivating empathy and respect for the nonhumans with whom we share the earth.

We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charity based in northern Virginia.

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