San Francisco Vegetarian Society is hosting a presentation by acclaimed author and psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy at 1:30pm on November 3, 2013 at San Francisco Public Library’s Presidio Branch Community Room, 3150 Sacramento Street. (Not a library-sponsored event.) Dr. Joy’s presentation is based on her award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism. Dr. Joy will explain carnism, the invisible belief system that shapes our perceptions of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why.
Dr. Joy is a longtime advocate of social and environmental justice and animal protection. At the University of Massachusetts, Boston, she teaches courses which examine racism, heterosexism, genderism, domestic violence, and psychological trauma.
or carnism.org for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
About the speaker: Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M., is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor, author, and speaker. She teaches psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Joy’s work has received international critical acclaim, and she has been interviewed for numerous magazines, books, and radio, including the BBC, NPR, PBS, and ABC Australia. Her award-winning Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism was published in 2010. Dr. Joy is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals.
Contact: San Francisco Veg Society at 415-273-5481, or Jessi VanPelt at jvanpelt [at] carnism.org