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10 November 2014
Where Did Our Compassion Go?
Children, Adults and the Loss of the Human-Animal Bond

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
The City College of New York
5-7 pm North Academic Center (NAC Building) Room 1/202
Cross Streets: 138th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
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Where Did Our Compassion Go? Panel Discussion


Keynote Address: The Loss of Compassion for Animals

Bill Crain, Professor of Psychology, Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York

Bill Crain is a Professor of Psychology at The City College. In 2008, Bill and his wife Ellen, a pediatrician, founded Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag, NY. The farm provides a permanent home to over 100 farmed animals rescued from slaughter and abusive conditions. Bill has recently written a book on his experiences entitled The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary (Turning Stone Press paperback).

Bill Crain



A Reflection on the Moral Competence of Children

Jennifer Morton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Division of Humanities and the Arts, The City College of New York

Jennifer Morton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and her A.B. from Princeton University. Her areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. She is particularly interested in educational inequality and the development of agency in children.

Jennifer Morton



Compassion for Animals is Connected to Our Compassion for Each Other: A Developmental Perspective

Nancy M. Cardwell, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Learning and Culture, Early Childhood Education; School of Education at The City College of New York

Nancy M. Cardwell is an Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood Education Graduate Program at The City College of New York after completing her Ph.D. in Social Personality Psychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Nancy Cardwell

Her dissertation research explores child development theory as a mediator of novice teachers’ personal beliefs to increase learning and justice in the classroom. Drawing on nearly 30 years of teaching experience, Nancy supports school districts' efforts to promote rigor and equity using developmentally appropriate approaches in school evaluation, principal and teacher coaching. Prior to this she was a member of the graduate faculty at Bank Street College of Education where she advised and taught students in the teacher education and leadership departments. Nancy began her career as an early childhood classroom teacher in Central Harlem.



The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Human-on-Human Violence

Brian Shapiro, New York State Director, Humane Society of the United States

Brian Shapiro brings 30 years of personal and public animal advocacy experience to The HSUS as their New York state director. He leads The HSUS’ animal welfare efforts throughout New York, building statewide support for animal protection, assisting animal shelters and working alongside local law enforcement agencies.

Brian Shapiro

Prior to joining The HSUS, Shapiro championed numerous successful efforts that protected animals, wildlife and their habitats. As a former legislative representative for Ulster County, he served as chair of the Ulster County Environmental Committee, chair of the Board of Ethics and vice chair of the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District. During his tenure as executive director of the Ulster County SPCA, he bolstered a highly successful humane law division, helped increase adoptions and expanded the shelter's spay/neuter program.



A Humane Education Approach to Teaching Youth about Farm Animals

Chris Parucci, Program Manager and Humane Education Instructor, HEART

Chris Parrucci is a Program Manager and Humane Education Instructor at HEART who teaches humane education programs for students of all ages at schools in NYC and Long Island, conducts trainings for educators, assists with curriculum and video development, and co-teaches HEART’s summer camp.

Chris Parucci

Chris joined HEART after directing the New York office of the Humane League, a non-profit organization dedicated to farm animal protection. He received his B.S. in Secondary Education-Social Studies from New York University and taught U.S. History and Government at a high school in Brooklyn. Chris received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where he helped restart its Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter. While attending law school, Chris balanced his schedule between classes, working full time at a law office and interning for organizations such as Equal Justice Alliance, NYC’s Administration for Children’s Services Legal Department and Best Friends Animal Society.



Custom Heavy as Frost and Deep Almost as Life
– What Do We Mean By ‘Socialization’?

Karen Davis, President and Founder, United Poultry Concerns

Karen Davis, PhD is the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia. Her essays appear in Experiencing Animal Minds, Sister Species, Critical Animal Studies and many other publications.

Karen Davis

Karen Davis’s books include Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry; More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality; The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities; A Home for Henny, a storybook for children; and Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless “Poultry” Potpourri, a cookbook. Karen is in the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation.



This event will be moderated by Daisy Domínguez, Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor at The City College of New York Libraries.

Daisy V. Domínguez is a Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor at The City College of New York Libraries. She taught a service-learning course entitled Animal Welfare in Historical Perspective in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States.

Daisy Dominguez



For more information, contact:

Genéa Stewart

Director, Office of Engaged Scholarship
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave., NAC 4/146C
New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 650-6335

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