University of Rochester

EVENT: A Presentation by Feminist, Activist, and Author Carol Adams on the "Sexual Politics of Meat"

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, the Fred Gowen Room, located in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

Note: Parking is free and available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights.

April 3, 2000

Carol Adams, feminist, activist, and author of the book The Sexual Politics of Meat, will come to the University of Rochester on Tuesday, April 18, for a free presentation. The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons, will feature both a talk and a slide show.

Adams, who graduated from the University in 1972, has been active in the movement to end violence against women. She has also worked to fight poverty and racism in upstate New York.

Adams' presentation will focus on the sexual politics of meat, and will answer the question of how someone becomes a piece of meat in our culture. The slide show will explore ways that women and especially women of color are depicted as animal-like. The show will also examine how animals that are destined to become meat are represented as female, or as female sex objects.

Adams' talk is open to the University community as well as the general public. It is being co-sponsored by Grassroots; the Departments of Modern Languages and Cultures, History, and English; the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies; Women's Caucus; Amnesty International; and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Friends Association.