Religion Forum with Kim Socha

Professor Kim Socha presents 'Animal Liberation: The Failure of Religion, The Promise of Atheism'

Join Professor Kim Socha in a discussion on the philosophy of "Animal Liberation: The Failure of Religion, The Promise of Atheism," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building on the Luther College campus.

A reception with Socha will follow the lecture; both are open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Socha believes religious ideology and institutions have been complicit in the oppressions and exploration of nonhuman animals. She will also discuss how she believes people need to leave religion alone and instead look to atheist ideology for useful approaches to addressing the exploration of nonhuman (and perhaps human) animals.

Socha teaches English at Normandale Community College in St. Paul, Minn. She is the author of "Women Destruction, and the Avant-Garde: A Parading for Animal Liberation" and of the upcoming "Animal Liberation and Atheism: Remaking the Procrustean Bed."

She is also a contributing editor of "Confronting Animal Exploration: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism."

Socha sits on the boards of the Animal Rights Coalition and the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. She also volunteers with incarcerated youth.