March 27, 2019
Sunaura Taylor, an artist and writer, will speak on April 11 at 4-5:30p.m. in the School of Education Building, Room #114, as part of an Ashby Dialogue titled Crossroads: Animality, Disability, Activism and the Arts.
Her talk will be based on her book, “Beast of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation” (2017). According to the publisher, The New Press, “‘Beasts of Burden’ suggests that issues of disability and animal justice—which have heretofore primarily been presented in opposition—are in fact deeply entangled. Fusing philosophy, memoir, science, and the radical truths these disciplines can bring—whether about factory farming, disability oppression, or our assumptions of human superiority over animals—Taylor draws attention to new worlds of experience and empathy that can open up important avenues of solidarity across species and ability.”