Noor Cultural Centre

Series | The Animals Among Us

Jun 12th 2014


Please note: several dates have changed since the original posting

The Animals Among Us: Rethinking the Relationship between Human and Non-Human Animals

There is not an animal that lives on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but they form communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they all shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.” – The Qur’an, 6:38

Session 1 | Saturday April 26 (6 pm); Sunday April 27
Topic – Animals as Separate from Humans: Scientific and Religious Perspectives
Lecture – Dr Sarra Tlili (University of Florida)

Session 2 | Sunday May 4
Topic – Animals in Zoos: The Great Debate
Film Screening & Discussion – Zoo Revolution

Session 3 | Sunday May 25
Topic – Animals as Legal Persons? Animals in the Law
Lecture – Lesli Bisgould (University of Toronto)

Session 4 | Sunday June 8
Topic – Human Uses of Animals: Food, Fashion, and Entertainment
Film Screening & Discussion – The Ghosts in our Machine

Session 5 | Saturday July 12*
Topic – Animals in our Ecosystems
Lecture – Dr Reg Noble (Ryerson University)

Dates: Sundays April 27, May 4, May 25, June 8; Saturday July 12
Time: 3 pm (*except Saturday July 12 – 7:30 pm)
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre
Admission: $5