Feminist Author and Activist
to Speak at UNH
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
March 29, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. – Activist and author Carol Adams will speak
on “The Sexual Politics of Meat,” Tuesday, April
20, 2004, from 5-7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building’s
Theater I on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. Her
presentation is free and open to the public, and a reception
and book signing will follow.
The UNH President’s Commission on the Status of Women also
will host a breakfast and presentation by Adams from 8:30-10:30
a.m. April 20. The cost to attend is $5. To pre-register, call
Adams’ multimedia presentation will explore the link between
the objectification of women and animals in the modern media. She
will provide an ecofeminist analysis of the interconnected oppressions
of sexism, racism and speciesism by exploring the way popular culture
presents images of race, gender and species. The presentation also
will suggest forms of resistance against the construction of individuals,
human or nonhuman, as “meat.”
Adams has a master’s from Yale University Divinity School
and has been an activist on anti-violence issues since the 1970s.
She is the author of numerous books, including “The Sexual
Politics of Meat,” “The Pornography of Meat” and “Ecofeminism
and the Sacred.”
The presentations are sponsored by the Office of Sustainability
Programs, Animal Rights Alliance, College of Life Sciences and
Agriculture, Department of Women’s Studies, Student Environmental
Action Coalition, SHARRP, Health Education, Student Organizational
Resource Office, and the Student Activity Fee, and are held in
conjunction with the 2003-2004 Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series.
For more information, call 603-862-4088.