Thursday, April 10, 2014

Eating Earth: An Earth Day Lecture

DeKalb--On Sunday, April 13, at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Lisa Kemmerer will present an Earth Day lecture entitled: “Eating Earth.” The lecture will take place in Wirtz Auditorium on NIU’s main campus in DeKalb. In her lecture, Professor Kemmerer will discuss how everyday decisions and actions can have a dramatic positive impact on the environment and on the animals with whom we share the planet.

Dr. Kemmerer is a philosophy professor at Montana State University Billings. She is a philosopher-activist who has been working on behalf of the environment, nonhuman animals, and disempowered humans for more than thirty years. A graduate of Reed College, Harvard University, and Glasgow University (Scotland), she is the author of half a dozen books, including Animals and World Religions and Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice. Her new book titled Eating Earth will be out within a year (Oxford University Press). You can learn more about her work at .

"Professor Kemmerer is a wonderful speaker and an excellent ethicist. Her lectures are thoughtful, provocative, and insightful and are readily accessible in terms of their content,” said Mylan Engel Jr., Professor of Philosophy at NIU. “Her lectures are also extremely timely in light of our increasing awareness of anthropogenic climate change and other human impacts on animals and the environment. The NIU community is fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and esteemed lecturer come to NIU," Engel said.

Dr. Kemmerer’s lecture is sponsored by NIU's Vegetarian Education Group, a non-profit student organization dedicated to educating the NIU community and surrounding area about the multi-dimensional benefits (human health, environmental preservation, animal welfare, and personal enrichment) of plant-based nutrition.

Professor Kemmerer’s lecture is FREE and open to the public. For more information, send email to: