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 603-862-1058.

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.