Last weekend PALS tabled at ASU’s Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival. It was a great venue to meet people interested in social justice issues.
This is a yearly event at ASU that is free and open to the public. There were speakers, panels, workshops, and free vegan lunch from the vegan restaurant Green. Many community organizations were tabling and we had an opportunity to make some great connections.
This year’s theme was Community Justice: Alliances for Action. We asked people the question, “Are animals victims of systemic oppression?” and showed some parallels between human and animal oppression with our display of books, videos, and educational materials.
We made these origami leaflets with interesting facts about pigs inside.
Recommended reading! The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams, Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, and The Dreaded Comparison by Marjorie Spiegel. These books help to show how all oppressions are built on the same foundations.
We were all treated to a delicious vegan lunch from Green!
Thank you to those who volunteered their time, especially this adorable puppy Amy!