What is Justice for Cecil? A Minnesota Activist Speaks

by Insiders Dunedin

When: 6pm - 8pm, Wednesday 25th November.
Where: Room TG07: Located on the ground floor of the University of Otago College of Education Tower Block, 155 Union Street East.
Cost: Entry is free. Kim’s book will be for sale at $20 per copy.

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER, DR KIM SOCHA: “What is Justice for Cecil? A Minnesota Activist Speaks.”

(Aka “Agitate to Educate: The Other Animals Are More Afraid Than We Are.”)

An inspirational talk by vegan writer and animal activist, Dr Kim Socha. When Zimbabwe's much loved Cecil the lion was killed in July 2015 by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Bloomington, Minnesota, international outrage ensued. Animal advocate Dr Kim Socha, also from Bloomington, joined a campaign to seek justice for Cecil and hold Palmer accountable. Come hear her story...

Kim Socha is an American academic who walks the talk. Her office has been burgled. She has been arrested. Animal activists love her, but the dentist who shot Cecil the Lion hates her, as do the vivisectors and fur sellers whose premises have been picketed by her and fellow Progress for Science activists. In her day job, Kim teaches English literature and writes about animal liberation, veganism, atheism, feminism, pedagogy, and social justice. She is on a brief visit to the South Island of New Zealand to talk about veganism and animal liberation and meet fellow vegans and activists. She will also sign copies of her highly-praised book, entitled “Animal Liberation and Atheism”.

Vegan refreshments will be served after the talk, while Kim sells her books, signs copies, and talks to attendees.

This event is brought to you by the Otago Animal Advocacy Network: Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) Dunedin volunteers, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund of Otago University (SALDF), the Dunedin Ōtepoti Vegan Society (DOVeS), the Veganism and Animal Rights Society of Otago University (VARS), and Dunedin Animal Rights Collective (DARC).

Post submitted by Carl Scott

 

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