Compassion Arts is honored to announce that we will be presenting two programs for PACE University’s month long Earth Month celebration. Our programs will be held at Pace University’s Butcher’s Suite, Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY.
The events are free and open to the public but seating is limited. You must pre-register by Apr. 5th by contacting Angelo Spillo, director of the Nature Center at PACE firstname.lastname@example.org.
“If ever there was a document that might cause human beings to reconsider our entire relationship to the animal world, this hauntingly beautiful book is it.” — Wade Davis, National Geographic Society
Through an ever-expanding collection of compelling and beautifully composed images of animals within the human environment, We Animals, the Canadian photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur (the subject of the documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine) has explored the many ways that animals are exposed to us in zoos, aquaria, and other arenas, and in the photographs she takes. In this talk, writer and publisher Martin Rowe offers us a personal interpretation of the lives captured through McArthur’s lens, a lens that sometimes reflects our own preconceptions as it also reveals the animals’ own experience.
Martin Rowe is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Lantern Books, which in 15 years has published nearly 300 books on environmentalism, vegetarianism, animal advocacy, social justice, family therapy, and religion. Titles include The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, We Animals by Jo-Anne McArthur, and Reflections on the Unknowable by Fr. Thomas Keating. Martin helped the 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate, the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, write her four books, including her memoir, Unbowed, and assisted Gene Baur with his book, Farm Sanctuary. Martin is the author of several books, including The Polar Bear in the Zoo: A Speculation and The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation. He holds an honors degree from Oxford University in English Literature and Language and a master’s degree in Religious Studies from New York University. Martin is also co-host of a literary salon. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. martin-rowe.com