5th Annual Students for Critical Animal Studies Conference

5th Annual Students for Critical Animal Studies 2020 Conference
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th, 2020



The Students for Critical Animal Studies (SCAS), rooted in animal liberation and anarchism, is an international association of students, from high schools to online colleges to graduate schools, dedicated to the abolition of animal and ecological exploitation, and to dismantle all systems of domination and oppression, in hopes for a just, equitable, inclusive, and peaceful world. SCAS challenges students to view social justice from a more inclusive and intersectional perspective, while providing a forum for the meeting of academia and activism.

This 5th annual conference will provide a platform for students, activists, and professors to critically assess the animal liberation, oppression, and domination theoretically and empirically. Our hope is that the conference will encourage both a productive reflexion that challenges normalcy of systemic oppression that implements discrimination and networking among those who do academic and pragmatic social justice work.

Presentations can take the form of a talk, spoken word/poetry reading, interactive projects, workshops, or readings of short original works of fiction.

We would also welcome art to be displayed throughout the event. Contact us if interested.

This event is free and open to the public. Questions should be addressed to Nathan Poirier, PhD (c) from Michigan State University (USA), and Annie C. Bernatchez PhD (c) from the University of Ottawa (CA).

Possible topics include, but not limited to:

Art and Activism
Critical Pedagogy/Human Education
Critical Criminology
Critical Geography
Critical Theory
Disability Studies
Economic Justice
Environmental Justice
Feminism, Gender and Sexuality
Food Justice
Green Criminology
Human Rights
Latinx Studies
Open Rescue
Pan-African Studies
Restorative/Transformative Justice
Social Movements
Youth Justice

Submit the following in a Word Doc as an attachment in an e-mail.
1. Abstract/Description: 200 to 250 words third person one paragraph
2. Biography: 80 to 100 words third person one paragraph
3. Submit to: scas.conferences@gmail.com