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[REMINDER] Radical Eco-Feminism and Environmental Ethics Tomorrow!!

DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
TIME: 3:00pm
LOCATION: Portland State University SMSU 236

Eco-feminism is a social movement that regards the oppression of
women and nature as interconnected. Radical ecofeminist theorists have
extended their analysis to consider the relationship between sexism,
anthropocentrism, speciesism, racism and other social inequalities.
Consequently it is now better understood as a movement working against the
systematic oppressions of gender, race, class and nature.

Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the value and moral
status of the environment and its nonhuman constituents. As such,
environmental ethics explores the moral obligations that humans have
toward other life on the planet.

This workshop dives into recognizing the need for radical analysis over
reformist thinking- working to drastically change the system rather than
working within it. The presentation draws direct links and parallels
between radical-feminism and environmentalism exploring radical
environmentalism's need for radical feminism. Finally, it goes into the
reasons it is so important to include animal rights into environmental
activism based on moral obligations and the environmental impact of
industrial agriculture.

The presentation is interactive and provides plenty of time for discussion.

Student Animal Liberation Coalition