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March 29: 37th Annual Frontier Forum Lecture

Faculty member Carol Glasser to discuss "Women, Animals and Activism: A Call for Total Liberation."

2016-03-30
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-15-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty member Carol Glasser will discuss “Women, Animals and Activism: A Call for Total Liberation” in a lecture from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, March 29 in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union Ostrander Auditorium.

The lecture, the 37th Annual Frontier Forum Lecture sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Among the questions that Glasser’s talk will address are: What do sexism and animal abuse have in common? Can we end sexism, racism or other forms of oppression if we don’t also address animal rights? How can activism help to improve our world?

Glasser will discuss the connections between the oppression of human women and nonhuman animals. These themes will be explored through examples such as intimate partner violence, cultural expectations surrounding food, and the use of sexist and anti-animal images in advertisements. The specific case of women and animals will be used as a springboard to discuss social justice issues more broadly and the links between different forms of oppression. Glasser will conclude with a discussion of the emerging ideology of total liberation and provide a framework for effective social justice activism.

About the speaker: Glasser is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Corrections, which is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Glasser’s research examines social movements, human-animal studies, and gender inequality. Glasser is committed to helping create a more egalitarian world through teaching, research, and engaging in advocacy and activism for a variety of movements advocating for social justice. She is the coordinator of the Social Justice Lecture Series at Minnesota State Mankato and is also the co-founder of the feminist collective, Progress for Science, which seeks to end experimentation on nonhuman animals.

For more information about the presentation, contact Glasser by phone at 507-389-1345 or by email at carol.glasser@mnsu.edu.

For more information about the Frontier Forum, contact Denise Thompson, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at (507) 389-5699 or denise.thompson@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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