5th Annual Eco-ability Conference – Nature, Animals & Disability
March 4, 2017
12pm to 2pm Eastern Time USA
11am to 1pm Central Time USA
10am to 12pm Mountain Time USA
9am to 11am Western Time USA
Online and Free
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Only 25 people can register so sign up quick!
If you have any problems please call Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 (cellphone) or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are at Fort Lewis College or in Durango, Colorado – watch the conference for free and open to the public at – Reed Library Room 67.
**Each presentation is 20 minutes long with Q and A being 10 to 15 minutes.
1. The Interdependency of Humans and Nature: a Plea for Ecopedagogy and Eco-ability Activism
Sarah Adams, Fort Lewis College
Q and A
2. Justice Among Humans, Animals and the Environment: Investigated Through an Ability Studies, Eco-Ableism, and Eco-Ability Lens
Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary
Q and A
3. Justice Among Humans, Animals and the Environment: Investigated Through an Ability Studies, Eco-Ableism, and Eco-Ability Lens
Aryn Brianne Lisitza, University of Calfary
Q and A
4. The Rise of Eco-ability Movement and Theory
Anthony J. Nocella II, Fort Lewis College
Q and A
5. (Re)Imaginings of “Community”: Perceptions of (Dis)ability, the environment, and Inclusion
John Lupinacci, Washington State University
Q and A
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – CLOSED
We are looking for papers and presentations concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:
Eco-Ability Intersectional Theories – We are looking for intersectional innovative liberatory theories between dis-ability studies, environmental ethics, critical animal studies, queer studies, critical race theory, transnational feminism, and other radical theories that promote activism.
Activist Stories of exclusion of people with dis-abilities in the animal advocacy movement – What are the problems within the animal advocacy/liberation movement that create tension with dis-abled advocates? How can these problems be resolved? What animal advocacy campaigns, projects, events, protests, language, programs, organizations, theories, and practices are exclusionary and ableist to those with dis-abilities?
Activist Stories of exclusion of animal advocacy/liberation in the dis-abilities rights movement – How are animal advocates excluded from discussion within dis-ability rights movement? How can these exclusions be resolved? What effective routes of activism can we take to create more effective coalitions between these two struggles? What dis-ability rights campaigns, projects, events, protests, language, programs, organizations, and practices are exclusionary and speciesist to those involved in the animal advocacy movement?
Critiques of Service Nonhuman Animals and Animal Testing/Vivisection – Vivisection and service nonhuman animals are often touted as the “cure” for people with dis-abilities. What does it mean to try to “cure” dis-ability? Is what science does, such as testing on nonhuman animals, while searching for “cures” worth the cost? What is our responsibility to nonhuman animals in relation to people with dis-ability and vice versa?
Activist stories of being included or excluded from the animal, dis-ability, and environmental movements – What are the problems within the animal, dis-ability, and environmental movements that creates tension between the different movements and advocates? How can these problems be resolved? How are these problems being solved? What animal, Earth, and dis-ability campaigns, projects, events, protests, language, programs, organizations, theories, and practices are exclusionary?
1. Abstract around 200 words
2. Title of Presentation
3. Biography around 100 words
Presentations should be around 20 minutes long
send to – Anthony Nocella – email@example.com (subject title – Eco-ability 2017)
Deadlines to submit presentation is February 18, 2017 – You will be notified of acceptance or not by February 20, 2017.