8th Annual Students for Critical Animal Studies Conference April 1, 2023

virtual, free, public, recorded.

registration required here

All presentations have 20 min with 10 minutes for Q&A

What is SCAS?

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. These students are dedicated to the abolition of animal and ecological exploitation, and to dismantling all systems of 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 7th annual conference will provide a platform for students, activists, and professors to assess animal liberation, oppression and domination theoretically and empirically. Our hope is that the conference will encourage both a productive reflection that challenges normalcy of systemic oppression and networking among those who do academic and pragmatic social justice work.

All submissions for the conference need to hold to the mission and principles of CAS and ICAS and to submit in a Word Doc. as an attachment in an E-mail with the following information:
1. Title of Presentation
2. Biography third person 80 to 100 words one paragraph
3. Description/Abstract of the presentation around 200 words third person and one paragraph
Deadline is: February 15, 2023

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

Conference Schedule
(based on USA Eastern time)

Possible topics include, but not limited to:
Art and Activism
Black Feminism
Critical Pedagogy
Critical Criminology
Critical Geography
Critical Theory
Disability Studies
Economic Justice
Environmental Justice
Gender and Sexuality
Food Justice
Green Criminology
Indigenous Studies
Latinx Studies
Open Rescue
Pan-African Studies
Transformative Justice
Social Movements
Youth Justice

Welcome and Introduction

Presentation One



Presenter bio

Conference Organizer: Nathan Poirier (Graduate student of sociology at Michigan State University)