Jessica Holmes taught the first ever Vegan Studies course at the University of Washington in Fall 2019. Her talk “Vegan Studies: Teaching Equity, Justice and Sustainability through the Lens of Veganism” discussed the emerging academic field of Vegan Studies – what is it, how might we situate it within current models of scholarship and activism, and how does it relate to issues of sustainability, ecofeminism and social justice? How might veganism serve as a potential basis for radical social resilience and coexistence on a planet in crisis?
Part of the UW’s 2020 Earth Day events recognizing the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
See Jessica’s suggested Vegan Studies reading list here: https://green.uw.edu/sites/default/files/docs/vegan_studies_recommended_reading.pdf