Hope Ferdowsian, M.D.
Our April closes out on an important, heartfelt note, as Dr. Hope Ferdowsian is here with her book on animals and people who undergo the trauma of war, abuse, and displacement, Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives (University of Chicago Press).
"Human and nonhuman animal rights activist Dr. Hope Ferdowsian has witnessed the horrific effects of brutality directed at both. Phoenix Zones are sanctuaries throughout the earth that extraordinary people have created to allow these dignified human and nonhuman victims to reclaim their lives. An acute observer of all animals, human and nonhuman, Hope's fine prose and deftly drawn portraits allow us to understand how we can not only support these Phoenix Zones, but create a world in which they become obsolete." —Steven Wise.
"An extraordinary, vital book that demonstrates how trauma runs deep, not recognizing gender, race, nationality, age or species. An absorbing read that combines hard science with adventure, personal observation, and compassion." —Ingrid Newkirk.
Diana Goodrich and J.B. Mulcahy from Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest will also be part of the discussion here tonight.