Pictures of the conference and the protest

 

Pictures of the protest

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Pictures of the conference

(Sincere apologies to the speakers of the first two days, my computer was stolen at the conference with a memory card in it. If I ever find it, I will add all the pics and send them to all the speakers).

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PROTEST/MANIFESTATION PROTEST for other animals/MANIFESTATION pour les autres annimaux

THANKS TO MICHAEL SIZER FOR THE VIDEO !

Video of the conference and the protest

 Here are the videos of the SCAS Montreal 2014 – Pictures coming soon!

March 28-30 Mars 2014
Leacock Building, McGill University Montréal (Québec, Canada)

PANEL 1-2 (Facilitators: Maude, Christiane and Agatha)

Welcoming / Mot de bienvenue (Agatha Slupek, Isaac Stethem, Maude Ouellette-Dubé, Addison Woolsey, Christiane Bailey)
INVITED KEYNOTE TALK – CONFFÉRENCE INVITÉE
“Radical Humility: Toward A More Holistic Critical Animal Studies Pedagogy” – Lauren Corman (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Critical Animal Studies Program, Brock University, Ontario)

“The Right to Liberty of All Sentient Beings” – Valéry Giroux (U. de Montréal)

INVITED KEYNOTE TALK – CONFFÉRENCE INVITÉE
“Sexual Ethics and Other Animals:An Ecofeminist Critique of Zoosex” – Chloë Taylor (Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Alberta)


(VIDEO STARTS AT 3:37)

PANEL 3 (Facilitator: Agatha Slupek)

Mot de bienvenue / Welcoming – Introduction to Critical Animal Studies – Christiane Bailey (Université de Montréal)

“Arakawa’s Alternative Compassion: Gin no Saji, ‘Humane’ Farming, and the Indoctrination of Youth in the Absence of Critique” – Dylan Hallingstad O’Brien (Hamline University, Minnesota)

“Biopolitical Animals”
Christina Stephens (Purdue University, Indiana)

“Rabideau v. City of Ravine: Cases in Animal Law” – Nicholas Backman (Faculty of Law, McGill University)


(VIDEO STARTS AT 6:58)

PANEL 4 (Facilitator: Rocky Schwartz)

“The Surveillance of Nonhuman Farmed Animals: A Biopolitical Analysis of Current Shifts in ‘Food Safety’ Laws in Canada” – Kelly Struthers Montford (U of Alberta)

“The Human Experiment” – Kacie Auffret (UBC Okanagan)

“Alternative Methods to Animal Testing” -  Salomé Pollet (France)


(VIDEO STARTS AT 16:13)

PANEL 5 (Facilitator: Agatha Anna)

“Advocacy and Activism: Youth, Their Pets, and Situations of Domestic Violence” – Yaffa Elling (Social worker, danslarue.org)

“Fellow Speakers? A Critical Examination of Josephine Donovan’s Dialogization of Human-Nonhuman Relations” – Justin Morris (McMaster University, Ontario)

INVITED KEYNOTE TALK – CONFFÉRENCE INVITÉE
“A Future for Critical Animal Studies”- John Sanbonmatsu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


(VIDEO STARTS AT 2:35)

PANEL 6 (Facilitator: Rocky Schwartz)

Mot de bienvenue / Welcoming - Stevan Harnad (Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science, UQAM)

“A Child’s Best Friend? Child-Nonhuman Relationships in Violent Homes” – Elinor Lloyd (University of Warwick, UK)

“Animal Liberation, Culture, and Identity: A Globalizing Contested Site” – Marion Achoulias (Concordia University, Montréal)

“Israel: Towards a Vegan Revolution?” – Anne-Sophie Cardinal (Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel)


(VIDEO STARTS AT 18:59)

PANEL 7 (Facilitator: Isaac Stethem)

“Restoration of Bodily Autonomy for the Female-Bodied of Domesticated Species within a Sanctuary Framework” – Rocky Schwartz (Vassar College)

“Victims, All of Us: Strategies for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy” – Katherine Wayne (Queen’s University, Ontario)

“Political Liberation of Animot”Edyta Niemyjska (Concordia University)


(VIDEO STARTS AT 18:59)

PANEL 8 (Facilitator: Maude Ouellette-Dubé)

“Animal Ethics: What do empirical studies teach us?” – Élise Desaulniers and Martin Gibert (Montréal)

“Egalitarianism and Distributive Justice for Domesticated Animals”/“L’Égalitarisme et la justice distributive envers les animaux non-humains” – Frédéric Coté-Boudreau (Queen’s University, Ontario)

“Understanding oppression and transforming liberation” – mike nicholson (Guelph, Ontario)

(VIDEO STARTS AT 8:00)

PROTEST/MANIFESTATION PROTEST for other animals/MANIFESTATION pour les autres annimaux

Conference starts tomorrow!

SCAS starts tomorrow at 5pm with Lauren Corman‘s talk, followed by Valéry Giroux and Chloë Taylor.

It will be a great first night and there will be vegan muffins and pizza with coconut bacon!

Here is the updated schedule, there will be 26 speakers in 3 days, including a invited talk by John Sanbonmatsu on Saturday before the protest which will take place at the Square Phillips downtown Montreal.

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Conference will be streamed for free online!

We are happy to announce that the SCAS 2014 Conference will be streamed for free on the internet (Thanks to Michael Sizer!)

For people who live near Montreal, come see us. Free and open to all at McGill University (Leacock building).

Program : Schedule and abstracts / Horaire et résumés des présentations 

Saturday night  DEMO/PROTEST DOWNTOWN MONTREAL: Different, but Equal: Basic Rights for All Vulnerable Selves /Différents, mais égaux: Les droits fondamentaux pour tous les individus vulnérables

McGill Campus is accessible by Metro (Green Line, Exit McGill). Metro maps, fares, and further information can be found on the STM Web site.

Demo / Manifestation

Different, but Equals: Basic Rights for All Vulnerable Selves

We are happy to announce there will be a 1 hour interactive demo/protest Saturday night March 29 at 5:45 pm after John Sanbonmatsu’s talk and before dinner.

The event will give participants of the conference an opportunity to bring together theory and activism.

We need creative volunteers to send us images and slogans before March 20 (christianebailey@gmail.com) so we have time to print them.

Participant who are willing will prepare a 30 sec. to 2 minutes script, spoken word, poem, testimony, proclamation, an appeal for action, etc.

We will use the Human Microphone technique to amplify the speaker’s voice, so it is important to prepare short sentences and concise ideas.

We encourage the people at the conference to use this opportunity to translate the insights they take away from the talks into simple language and suitable for public outreach in the form of a short script.

Topics may include animal consciousness and animal capabilities, info about the realities of the lives of other animals, the links between animal justice, social justice and environmental justice, visions for a respectful society, etc.

The other participants will hold up posters and signs picturing the lives of animals in the industry versus how their lives could be.

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Différents, mais égaux : Les droits fondamentaux pour tous les individus vulnérables

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer qu’il y aura une manifestation interactive Samedi le 29 mars à 17:45 (après la présentation de John Sanbonmatsu et avant le souper).

Cet événement offrira l’occasion aux participants de la conférence de marier la théorie et l’activisme.

Les participants intéressés sont invités à préparer une courte présentation de 30 secondes à 2 minutes sous forme de texte, de poème, de témoignage, un appel à l’action, etc.

Nous utiliserons la technique du microphone humain pour amplifier la voix de celles et ceux qui prendront la parole. Il est important de préparer des phrases courtes et des idées concises.

Les autres participants tiendront des posters et des pancartes montrant la réalité de l’existence des animaux dans les industries qui les exploitent et contrastant cette réalité avec la vie qu’ils auraient pu avoir.

Nous avons besoin de volontaires créatifs pour nous faire parvenir des images et des slogans d’ici au 20 mars pour que nous les imprimions (christianebailey@gmail.com)

FB event : https://www.facebook.com/events/1462921690591366/

More info : http://studentsforcriticalanimalstudies.wordpress.com/conference/demomanifestation/

The 2014 Schedule is out !

2nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 2ème CONFÉRENCE ANNUELLE

STUDENTS FOR CRITICAL ANIMAL STUDIES (SCAS)
ÉTUDIANTS POUR LES ÉTUDES ANIMALES CRITIQUES

March 28-30 Mars 2014
LEACOCK BUILDING rooms 29 & 219

Schedule and abstracts / Horaire et résumés des présentations
(Download / Télécharger en PDF)

FRIDAY MARCH 28TH / VENDREDI 28 MARS 2014 (Leacock 29)

3:15 : Sign-In and Socialize / Accueil

3:45 : Welcoming / Mot de bienvenue (Agatha Slupek, Isaac Stethem, Maude Ouellette-Dubé, Addison Woolsey)

4:00 – 5:30 : PANEL 1 (Facilitator: Maude Ouellette-Dubé)

“Radical Humility: Toward A More Holistic Critical Animal Studies Pedagogy”
Lauren Corman (Brock University, Ontario)

“Animal Ethics: What do empirical studies teach us? (Éthique animale: Que disent les études empiriques?)
Élise Desaulniers and Martin Gibert (Montréal)

5:30 – 6:30 : VEGAN DINNER//SOUPER VÉGÉTALIEN

6:30 – 8:00 : PANEL 2 (Facilitator: Christiane Bailey)

“The Right to Liberty of All Sentient Beings”
Valéry Giroux (U. de Montréal)

“Inter-Species Rape: Sexual Ethics and Other Animals”
Chloë Taylor (U of Alberta)

SATURDAY MARCH 29TH / SAMEDI 29 MARS 2014 (Leacock 219)

9:30 – 10:00 : Sign-In and Socializing / Accueil

10:00 – 12:00 : PANEL 3 (Facilitator: Agatha Slupek)

Mot de bienvenue / Welcoming:
Stevan Harnad (Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science, UQAM)
Christiane Bailey (Université de Montréal)

“Arakawa’s Alternative Compassion: Gin no Saji, ‘Humane’ Farming, and the Indoctrination of Youth in the Absence of Critique”
Dylan Hallingstad O’Brien (Hamline University, Minnesota)

“Biopolitical Animals”
Christina Stephens (Purdue University, Indiana)

“Rabideau v. City of Ravine: Cases in Animal Law”
Nicholas Backman (Faculty of Law, McGill University)

12:00 – 1:00 : VEGAN LUNCH//PAUSE BOUFFE VÉGÉTALIENNE

1:00 – 3:00 : PANEL 4 (Facilitator: Rocky Schwartz)

“The Surveillance of Nonhuman Farmed Animals: A Biopolitical Analysis of Current Shifts in ‘Food Safety’ Laws in Canada”
Kelly Struthers Montford (U of Alberta)

“The Human Experiment”
Kacie Auffret (UBC Okanagan)

“Nonhuman Animal Words: Fiction From the Nonhuman Perspective”
Kenny Kruse (McMaster University, Ontario)

“Alternative Methods to Animal Testing”
Salomé Pollet (France)

3:00 – 3:15 : BREAK

3:15 – 5:15 : PANEL 5 (Facilitator: Daniel Franck)

“Advocacy and Activism: Youth, Their Pets, and Situations of Domestic Violence”
Yaffa Elling (Social worker, danslarue.org)

“Fellow Speakers? A Critical Examination of Josephine Donovan’s Dialogization of Human-Nonhuman Relations”
Justin Morris (McMaster University, Ontario)

“A Future for Critical Animal Studies”
John Sanbonmatsu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Saturday night event  (to be confirmed) / À confirmer

SUNDAY MARCH 30TH / DIMANCHE 30 MARS 2014 (Leacock 219)

10:00 – 12:00: PANEL 6 (Facilitator: Addison Woolsey)

“A Child’s Best Friend? Child-Nonhuman Relationships in Violent Homes”
Elinor Lloyd (University of Warwick, UK)

“Sad Vegan, Bitter Vegan, Angry Vegan: Why Social Negativity is Crucial for the Animal Liberation Movement”
Daniel Frank (Vassar College)

“Animal Liberation, Culture, and Identity: A Globalizing Contested Site”
Marion Achoulias (Concordia University, Montréal)

“Eating Your Identity: Diet, Performance, and Non-Representational Theory”
Alison Watson (Queen’s University, Ontario)

12:00 – 1:00 : VEGAN LUNCH//PAUSE BOUFFE VÉGÉTALIENNE

1:00 – 3:00 : PANEL 7 (Facilitator: Isaac Stethem)

“Restoration of Bodily Autonomy for the Female-Bodied of Domesticated Species within a Sanctuary Framework”
Rocky Schwartz (Vassar College)

“Victims, All of Us: Strategies for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy”
Katherine Wayne (Queen’s University, Ontario)

“Is Palm Oil Vegan?”
Meg Perret (UC Berkeley)

“Political Liberation of Animot”
Edyta Niemyjska (Concordia University)

3:00 – 3:15 : BREAK

3:15 – 4:45 PANEL 8 (Facilitator: Maude Ouellette-Dubé)

“Understanding oppression and transforming liberation”
mike nicholson (Guelph, Ontario)

“Egalitarianism and Distributive Justice for Domesticated Animals”/“L’Égalitarisme et la justice distributive envers les animaux non-humains”
Frédéric Coté-Boudreau (Queen’s University, Ontario)

4:45 – 5:00 Closing Comments / Mot de la fin (Rocky Schwartz and Daniel Frank)

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Info : Abstracts / Résumés

Attendance is free, but registration is necessary to help us prepare (donation accepted on site) (Register).
L’événement est gratuit (dons acceptés sur place), mais veuillez réserver vos places pour nous aider à planifier. (Réservez vos places).