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      November 13, 2017

      Monday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      851 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
      Springfield, Missouri 65897

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      Social Justice & Oppression Discussion FREE FOOD & Door PRIZES! OPEN TO PUBLIC

      Fresh from presentations at Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell universities, Hanh Nguyen will bring her thought-provoking talk, “How Bigotry Begins”—to Missouri State University on November 13th, at 6pm in Glass 101 as part of a national tour courtesy of Animal Rights Club!!!!

      OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: There is a parking garage right next to Glass Hall on the corner of Grand and Holland.
      Have questions?! Send us an email at

      Tickets will be given at the door for raffle prizes, including a Giftbasket valued over $50!!!!
      Don't miss this event! ONE DAY ONLY! Space is limited to first 200 attendees, so please come early to ensure you have a place to sit and be present at this AMAZING EVENT!

      Nguyen’s talk has sparked lively campus discussions this year, opening up not just questions and comments but prompting new theories and the retelling of students’ personal experiences. The theme is the systematic "othering" of and discrimination against different groups of human beings as well as members of different animal species and why we should consider nonhuman animals in the fight for social justice.

      Join us for a presentation followed by a discussion with Hanh Nguyen on the intersections of various forms of oppression that affect human and nonhuman animals in today's society.

      While every struggle for equality is unique, several common themes emerge when we talk about the underlying structure of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of societal oppression. We often overlook how these same oppressive structures are at play in our relations with other animals and enable their exploitation and abuse. Because today's political climate places so much emphasis on categories of identity, we must be cognizant of the process by which these otherwise benign categories—be it race, sexuality, gender, nationality, or species—are turned into tools to "otherize" and discriminate against different groups. We must examine the common thread between all the insidious forms of prejudice—against humans and other animals—if we're to stop it from proliferating.

      This event is free and open to the public. There will be free delicious Vegan food from Chartwell Catering!

      Hanh graduated from Yale College in 2017 and started working with PETA in July. Originally from Vietnam, she has lived in Laos and Thailand before coming to the US for her bachelor's degree in Sociology. She has 2.5 years of experience in animal rights activism, having participated in disruptions and protests with grassroots animal rights networks, leafleted, worked with animals rescued from farm operations, and now working with PETA to bring the animal rights message to colleges and universities. She is beyond excited and humbled to discuss something she's very passionate about with you.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Politics & Activism

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