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A Workshop with Mark Hawthorne, Author of Bleating Hearts and Striking at the Roots

Mark Hawthorne

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Savery 408

Join us for an intimate workshop with author and activist, Mark Hawthorne.

When: February 7, 2014 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Savery 408

Mark Hawthorne will talk about his new book, Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering and what it was like to write this kind of book, and he will share with us more generally his work as an advocate for animals. The workshop will continue with a conversation about the emotional toll of research and writing about animal suffering, the connections between activist and academic work, and strategies for how activists and academics might shield themselves from burnout.

Mark Hawthorne is the author of two books on animal rights: "Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering," which examines the many ways humans exploit nonhumans, and "Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism" (both from Changemakers Books), which empowers people around the world to get active for animals. He gave up eating meat after an encounter with one of India's many cows in 1992 and became an ethical vegan a decade later. His writing has also been featured in "Vegan's Daily Companion" (Quarry Books) and in the anthologies "Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy" (Ben Davidow) and "Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day" and "The Best Travel Writing 2005: True Stories from Around the World" (both from Travelers' Tales). Mark is a frequent contributor to VegNews magazine. He and his wife Lauren live in California. You'll find him tweeting @markhawthorne.