Session Five of the CTP’s Tend the Root Talk Series will be offered by Pattrice Jones, animal and human rights activist and co-founder of VINE Sanctuary Animal Refuge in Springfield, Vermont.
Pattrice writes: Ideologies of oppression such as ableism, sexism, and racism share roots in speciesism, which also encourages people to exploit the environment. The doctrine of human supremacy by which we justify the subjugation of other animals can lead us into error when trying to solve human-engendered problems such as violence, inequality, and climate change. Bringing ourselves into better relationship with the other-than-human world, including our nonhuman kin, can enliven and inform the struggles for peace and equity among people.
Tea and cookies provided. Donations encouraged. Participants can register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to receive readings and be eligible for inclusion in a Transformational Action Discussion Group. Note, this talk and discussion will be preceded by a vegan potluck, beginning at 6:00 at the same location. All are welcome.
Brought to you by CTP in collaboration with Sustainable Woodstock.
Pattrice Jones is a co-founder of VINE Sanctuary, an LGBTQ-led farmed animal refuge in Springfield, VT. A former tenant organizer and antiracist educator, pattrice has taught college and university courses in the theory and praxis of social change activism. An ecofeminist scholar as well as an activist, pattrice has authored two books—The Oxen at the Intersection (2014) and Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World (2007)—as well as numerous contributions to edited collections, including including Animaladies (2018), Animal Oppression and Capitalism (2017); Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (2014); Sister Species (2011); Sistah Vegan (2010); Minding the Animal Psyche (2010); and Contemporary Anarchist Studies (2009).