Law: From Dominance to Justice, Equity, & Inclusion: Extending Human Rights Frameworks to Other Animals

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November 6

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Frank H. Ricketson Law Bldg, Moot Court

Audience: Current Student

Time: 5:30–7:30PM


Drawing on the themes in her book, Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian will discuss how collaborative work across disciplines, including in medicine, public health, and the law, can advance more inclusive and equitable social, economic, legal, and political frameworks.

She will describe the intricate connections between human, animal, and planetary rights, health, and wellbeing—from patterns of violence and climate change to chronic and emerging diseases—and how extending human rights frameworks to nonhuman animals can serve as the basis for solutions, recovery, and individual and societal resilience.

The talk will be followed by a book signing and vegan reception.