Animal Rights Day, jointly sponsored by the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, is designed to address the social injustice associated with the treatment of non-human animals by humans as well as the personal health and environmental implications of meat-based diets. Information will focus on the cruelty suffered by animals used for food, clothing, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. A central theme of the day will highlight the health and environmental benefits of a vegan/vegetarian diet for people and the planet.
Armed with this information, attendees will be empowered to make informed choices about their attitudes and behaviours towards animals; what they eat, what they wear, and what entertainment choices they make.
& Much More!
University online maps:
(we will soon be making available event directional maps)
Wilfrid Laurier Campus Map
* Limited Parking, Carpooling Suggested *
Schedule for Oct. 3rd 2013
|10:00-11:30||First Panel Discussion in Senate and Board Chamber (Wilfrid Laurier University)||Topic: Concerning Emissions: How Your Dietary Choices affect the Planet|
|12:00-13:30||Second Panel Discussion in Senate and Board Chamber (Wilfrid Laurier University)||Topic: Veganism: The Health Benefits of Eating Ethically|
|14:00-15:30||Third Panel Discussion in Senate and Board Chamber (Wilfrid Laurier University)||Topic: Unnecessary Pain and Suffering: The Legal Rights of Animals|
|16:00-17:30||Fourth Panel Discussion in Senate and Board Chamber (Wilfrid Laurier University)||Topic: Speciesism and the Recognition of Animal Rights|
|18:30-19:15||WLU String Quartet will be playing in the Hagey Hall Humanities theatre (University of Waterloo)|
|19:15-19:30||Welcome by Andrew Hunt, University of Waterloo History Department|
|19:30-20:30||Guest Speaker Jo-Anne McArthur, WE ANIMALS and The Ghosts in Our Machine|
|20:30-21:15||Question & Answer Session|
Jo-Anne’s Film “The Ghosts in our Machine” will be playing at Princess Cinemas slightly after Jo-Anne’s speech. Time: 9:15.
Want To Get Involved? Have A Booth, Be Part of A Panel Discussion, Donate, Endorse, Have A Contact or Idea? Contact us at Animalrightsday@gmail.com