Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Meet the Author of "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows" and Join a Book Club Discussion

I have two related events to announce!  First, Melanie Joy is coming to Orlando to talk about her latest book, Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.

She will be speaking on March 19th at 6:30pm at UCF's Public Affairs Building I, Room 119.

Her presentation will explain the psychology of eating meat; the impact of meat production and consumption on our mind, body, society, and planet; and how individuals can make more informed and empowered choices as citizens and consumers.

Melanie is a social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She holds a Ph.D in social psychology from Saybrook Graduate College and a master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has written numerous articles on psychology, animal rights, and social justice, and is also the author of the activist handbook Strategic Action for Animals.  To RSVP for this event, please go to the Meetup site for Vegetarians of Central Florida.

Second, A Better World Book Club will be discussing Melanie Joy's book on March 23rd at 7pm, Rhapsodic Cooperative.  These events are both near World Meatout Day on the 20th.  So if you are looking for a reason to give up animal foods and transition to a plant based, vegetarian or vegan diet, these are excellent events to attend!  Many know the health benefits of eating less animal foods but need to look at things from a compassion angle to make the changes stick.

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