Carol J. Adams – Politics and the absent referent in 2014

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Full video with closed captioning available here

First I want to thank michael for all the work getting us online together and I think this is remarkable and revolutionary in its
own way that we are able to be connected all around the world. So good morning, good evening, wherever you are. I also want to thank Sarah for her very sensitive reminder about the land and for reminding us about the issues of boundaries and respect. I am looking forward to the fact that because this is being recorded, people will be able to access this and use
the ideas and conversations that will happen today. So thank you everybody who has been a part of this. And everybody who is joined in and is participating.

I am also honored that it was called “Neither Man Nor Beast” and that’s one of my less well known books. I have a particular love for it because I feel it captures radical ideas that I wasn’t
able to put in “Sexual Politics of Meat”. I’ve got some slides, so I am going to make that full-screen.

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embracing our herstory of animal loving madness

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*this is a written transcript of a video presentation available here with Closed Captioning*

hi my name is archie.
and this is Phoebe.
thanks for tuning in to my presentation.

so to briefly summarize what i am going to be talking about today – basically this is a presentation about mental health, mental illness, about identities of madness and how those topics interrelate with animal advocacy, animal defense, animal rights.

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Lisa Kemmerer – Sister Species

Full video with closed captioning available here

Thank you all for being here and thank you for the organizers. I am just so pleased to see so many people turn out and I know how much work it takes to put such a thing together, so thank you all. It’s terrific. Good organization and good job organizing all this for the conference.

So I worked for a very long time creating a nice Powerpoint for today, thinking how nice it would be to have your attention somewhere else. And it would be all neat and tidy, and I couldn’t make many mistakes because I could think it all through, and then mike told me that no one else was doing Powerpoint and the technology might not work anyways, so..

[laughter]

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Mary Fantaske – The Disabled Body and The Animal Body

Full video with closed captioning available here

Hello everybody, I will be exploring the concepts of ableism and speciesism and the intersectionality between the two, which I argue is absolutely critical, to the point where you can’t tease the two apart.

I want to begin with a quote that I actually shared on the event page, I don’t know, a few days ago. But it really sums up everything that I’m trying to say so I’m going to repeat it for you again. This quote is from Mia Mingus, a disability rights activist, and she states:

“Ableism is connected to all our struggles, because it ungirds notions of whose bodies are considered valuable, desirable, and disposable.”

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Sarah Scanlon – Introduction & Land Acknowledgement

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I am going to be reading some things, so I won’t be able to see myself. So hopefully, maybe someone can talk at me if you need to interrupt me – my name is Sarah and I am first off just going to do a land acknowledgment: I am currently residing in Guelph, which is Attawandaron territory, and so I’m speaking from that physical location. And we will talk about that in a second. I would like to acknowledge the Attawandaron people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of the Guelph area, and offer respect to our Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Métis neighbours. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all indigenous people. We also recognize the past and current violence that has taken place on indigenous land against indigenous people. We aim in all aspects of our work to be conscious of, sensitive towards, and fight for change regarding these violences.

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victim blaming – [some] parallels between how people reinforce patriarchy and speciesism

this is an ongoing series of short rants on the commonalities of oppressions. this one here is about patriarchy (social systems of gendered discrimination, violences and oppressions) and speciesism (social systems of speciesist discrimination, violences and oppressions). specifically, it is about a parallel between them, a commonality in how these two interact.

it’s called “victim blaming”.

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