On 12 April, @UC Berkeley's Science, Technology & Society Center, there will be a conference titled:
Why the Animal?: Queer Animalities, Indigenous Naturecultures, & Critical Race Approaches to Animal Studies
This symposium brings together scholars within animal studies who focus on queer and critical race approaches with scholars working within longer-lived strands of study—indigenous approaches to knowing “nonhumans” focused on critiquing settler colonialism and its management of nonhuman others. Some of the scholars also consider human relations with beings classed in dominant frameworks as “nonliving.” Our hope is that their conversation, together with ample opportunity for audience responses and provocations, will generate fruitful intellectual cross-fertilizations.
I so wish that I could attend to hear the papers & discussions about critical race studies, queer studies & animal studies. I hope that it's videotaped and uploaded on their website.
Conference details here.