Lecture Videos – Winter 2015

Tues. Feb. 3rd., 7 pm Keith Akers, activist and author of The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simple Living and Nonviolence in Early Christianity. Topic: “Animals in Earliest Christianity.” Location: University College, 15 Kings College Circle, room 256. ___________________________________________ Tues. Feb. 10th. 7 pm Camille Labchuck, animal rights lawyer. Topic: “Where the Canadian Political Parties Stand […]

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Lecture Schedule for Fall 2015

Some talks are via Skype, if the speaker is not in Toronto. There is a discussion in the second hour (they are all two hours long, from 7 to 9 p.m.) and all are welcome to participate ================================================================================ AR Academy Fall Schedule, 2015 _________________________ Sept 22. 2015: Paul York on the ethics of hunting and […]

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September 28, 2014 – Workshop at Wishing Well

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Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 28, 2014 Animal Rights Academy will host a full day of workshops, led by various facilitators, at Wishing Well farm sanctuary about one hour drive north of Toronto. Suggested donation for Wishing Well farm sanctuary: $10 to $20. Students and unemployed are free. No one will be turned away. Registration is not […]

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May 29, 2014 – Agnes Cseke

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Please join us on May 29th / 7 pm / room SS 570 (one floor below main), 100 St. George St., for a presentation by Agnes Cseke: ‘Reflecting on the Dairy Industry and the Power of its Public Relations.’ “The video presentation has 3 distinctive parts that show three information sources promoted by the dairy […]

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May 22, 2014 – Lynn Kavanagh

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Please join us on May 22nd / 7 pm / room SS 570 (one floor below main), 100 St. George St., for a presentation by Lynn Kavanagh: ‘Fish Have Feelings, Too.’ Like other animals exploited for food by humans, fish suffer painful deaths in commercial fisheries and in intensive fish farms from over-crowding and disease. […]

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May 8, 2014 – Kevin Hodges

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Please join us on May 8th / 7 pm / room SS 570 (one floor below main), 100 St. George St., for the AR Academy. Kevin Hodges will present ‘Hominids, Animals, Pre-History and the Construction of the Invisible.’ Kevin is a PhD student in Byzantine theology and religious studies at Trinity College in the University […]

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May 1, 2014 – Anna Pippus

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Please join us on May 1st / 7 pm / room SS 570 (one floor below main), 100 St. George St., for the AR Academy. Lawyer Anna Pippus will present ‘Farmed Animals and the Law in Canada.’ Animals are being tortured behind closed doors on Canada’s factory farms. Yet, provincial and federal law provide that […]

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March 13, 2014 – Harold Brown

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Please join us on Thursday, March 13th, 7 p.m., room SS 570 (basement), 100 St. George St., for a presentation by Harold Brown, founder of Farm Kind and an advocate for social and environmental justice. He will explore the relationships and entanglements of justice for all. Harold Brown was born and raised on a cattle farm […]

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March 6, 2014 – Panel Discussion

Please join us on Thurs. March 6th at 7 p.m. for a panel discussion “Emotional sustainability in animal rights activism: coping with emotional fallout and trauma.” Panelists: Caroline Audet (Toronto March to Close Down all Slaughterhouses, Meat Abolition Movement) Brenda Bronfman (Wishing Well Sanctuary), Anita Krajnc (Toronto Pig/Cow/Chicken Save Movement), and Paul York (AR Academy, […]

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Feb 27, 2014 – Dr. Zipporah Weisberg

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Please join us on Thurs. Feb. 27th, 7 p.m., room SS 570 (basement), 100 St. George St., to hear a talk by Dr. Zipporah Weisberg: “Back to the Animals Themselves: Phenomenological Illuminations and Animal Ethics“. In this talk, Dr. Weisberg will argue that existential and ethical phenomenology, especially as articulated by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel […]

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