Conference: “A Politics of Disability, Animal Liberation, and Queering”

dis-abled dog running with the help of wheels

Dear vegans of today: Thank you for being awesome. This is so incredibly far beyond anything that was happening when I was an 18-year-old baby vegan. How far we’ve all come!

1st Annual Conference “Engaging with Eco-ability”
Binghamton University, New York
April 27 and 28, 2013

A Politics of Disability, Animal Liberation, and Queering

The 1st Annual Conference “Engaging with Eco-ability” will be hosted at Binghamton University April 27th & 28th, 2013. The conference will be organized and moderated by Anthony Nocella II and JL Schatz. The goal of this conference is to lay the groundwork for an edited book that’s part of the Critical Animal Studies series published by Lexington Books.

Sponsors include Binghamton University English Department, Binghamton University, Institute for Critical Animal Studies, and Students for Critical Animal Studies.

More info / RSVP on Facebook.

What do you have to say about the intersection of identity politics and speciesism?

dog-with-disabilityJust in from the Eco-ability Collective about a conference coming up on April 27th & 28th, 2013:

There’s a week and a half left to submit abstracts for the 1st annual Eco-Ability conference held at Binghamton University, which is set to explore the intersection of identity politics and speciesism. For more information check out our website at

This sounds like an awesome event! The theme will be “A Politics of Disability, Animal Liberation, and Queering.” Proposals are due March 23, 2013.

The conference will help to lay the groundwork for a book that will be part of Lexington Books’ Critical Animal Studies series. Follow Earth, Animal, and Disability Liberation: The Rise of Eco-Ability on Facebook.

Should we ban tests on animals?

“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
– Charles R. Magel

Binghamton Speech and Debate Team is hosting an online debate on April 14, 2013, regarding the idea of the U.S. Government banning all testing that requires the use of animals. The team is now sponsored by PETA and is looking for more sponsors. I’m so happy to see PETA putting their considerable skills and resources into supporting things like this. Click here to get info on the debate.

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Have Masala Dosas with Club Veg!

This just in from Club Veg:


This year we are having the Valentine’s Day Masala Dosa Luncheon on Sat., Feb. 23rd at the Currys of India Restaurant, 45 Court St., Binghamton from 12 – 2 in the afternoon.

The delectable menu will be very similar to that of previous years:
Masala Dosa… lentil and rice flour crepes with potato-onion filling
Samber Sauce… lentils and vegetables
Basmati Rice
Utta Pum… pancakes with onion and green peas
Idley… steamed dumplings
Chickpea Alu Chole… with potatoes
Fruit-Vegetable Salad
two desserts – to be decided

Everything will be meat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and egg-free. Prices: (all you can eat) – $14 over age 10, $7 ages 5-10, free for under-5’s. PLEASE BRING CASH TO PAY AT THE DOOR.

Please phone 607-775-4785 OR e-mail from now until Feb. 1st; between Feb. 1st and the 16th, phone 607-775-5041 OR e-mail; from the 16th to the 20th of Feb., any of those methods will work. Reservations should be in by Feb. 20th as it takes the chef three days to prepare the Masala Dosas.

Any questions about the food ingredients, phone Iti at the restaurant – 722-8181. We sincerely hope to see you there. – Carolyn Christy-Boyden, Club Veg Masala Dosa event chair