The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Conference this year was wonderful — I met and reconnected with so many great people and saw some really interesting talks. The ICAS organizers live-streamed all the talks so that people who could not attend the conference in person could still participate (both as speakers and audience members). Dylan Hallingstad O’Brien has done the amazing task of separating out each individual talk and posting the talks online. Thank you so much, Dylan! Anyway, I thought I’d share the video of my talk with you all. And I would also encourage you to check out ICAS’s Youtube site from the conference to see the other talks — there were some really great ones. Such an inspirational weekend and I’m so grateful for all of the activists and scholars who made it possible. The talk is 18 minutes long and here is Part 1:
And here is Part 2 of the talk:
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject of animals as part of the colonization process, our own role in this process and the intertwined histories of human and animal colonization processes. Hope everyone is doing well!