Animals and the Food Industry
A 2-day series of workshops by the Occupy Wall Street Animal Issues Working Group on agribusiness, capitalism, corporate power, globalization, and their impact on workers, public health, food access in communities of color, women, the environment, and animals. Day 1 will be part of the Brooklyn Food Conference. Day 2 will be an independent afterconference.
Day 1: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Workshop #1: 11:00AM-12:15PM
Ethics of Eating Animals (Room 5W16)
w/ Gary Francione, Julian Franklin, and Lori Gruen (Mariann Sullivan, Moderator)
Animals and the Food Industry: A Left Critique (Room 5W24)
w/ Norman Markowitz, Sachio Ko-Yin, Katie Pryor, and Brian Dominick
(Calla Wright, Moderator)
Access to Healthy Food and Plant-based Diets in Communities of Color
w/ Donnie Smith, Terry Hope Romero, Doris Lin, Konju Oruwari, and Bina Ahmad
(Ruth Santana, Moderator)
Workshop #2 12:30PM-1:45PM
Corporate Power, Diet, and Animal Agriculture (Room 5W22)
w/ David Kirby, Caryn Hartglass, Victoria Moran, and Milton Mills
(Nicholas Laccetti, Moderator)
Foraging for Empathy (Room 5E4)
w/ Zaac Chavis (Dan Kaplan, Moderator)
Workshop #3: 2:00PM-3:15PM
Globalizing Agribusiness: Free Trade, Factory Farms, and Genetically Modified Food (Room 5W12)
w/ Adam Weissman, John E. Peck, and Noam Mohr
Women, Feminism, and the Use of Animals for Food (Room 5E6)
w/ Lori Gruen, Caryn Hartglass, and Doris Lin
(Jasmin Singer, Moderator)
Workshop #4: 3:30-4:45 pm
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Hide Slaughterhouses (Room 5W8)
w/ Victoria Moran, Gary Francione, and Timothy Pachirat (Katie Pryor, Moderator)
Taking Action for Global Food Justice (Room 5W12)
(followup to Globalizing Agribusiness: Free Trade, Factory Farms, and Genetically Modified Food)
w/ Christina Schiavoni and Adam Weissman
AFTERCONFERENCE: SUNDAY, MAY 13th, 2012
Metropolitian Community Church, 446 West 36th Street (btwn. 9th & 10th Avenues), Manhattan (A, C or E to 34th Street)
12:30PM Vegucated w/ Marisa Miller Wolfson
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time. Film screening followed by discussion with the filmmaker, Marisa Miller Wolfson and a FREE RECEPTION FEATURING VEGAN SNACKS (Screening, discussion, & reception organized by Vegucated and Metropolitan Community Church).
2:45 PM Meat Eating and the Biology of Disgust w/ Dr. Milton Mills
Although people often eat meat, they really don’t like it. That’s why we are compelled to change it’s form, taste and texture to make it acceptable and palatable. This lecture explores what our biology and psychology are trying to tell us about who we are as a species, and what we should eat as opposed to what many of us choose to eat!
3:45PM Protecting Public Lands from Cattle Grazing w/ Mike Hudak
Hudak, Director of Vibrant Public Lands, will address how hundreds of wildlife species populations (fish, birds, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, insects) are declining because of subsidized ranching. Learn how we can prevent species extinction, reverse environmental damage, AND help ranchers stop ranching without facing economic hardship.
Visit our table in the exhibit space on Saturday to sign our contact list, pick up free zines, and purchase books by our panelists!