Justice for Animals Working Group
The mission of the Justice for Animals Working Group (JAWG) is to be a source of inspiration, education, research, and community for those psychologists working to make the world a more peaceful place by seeking to understand the complexities of human-animal interactions and securing the welfare and rights of animals, our companions on this earth.
APA Division 48 -- Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence has historically worked for peace and justice among humans and JAWG wishes to extend this focus to encompass non-human animals. JAWG members believe that here are strong links between violence to animals and violence to humans.
The works of JAWG begins this year with a symposium -- Justice for Animals: Multiple Perspectives on Making the World a More Peaceful Place for Animals -- at the APA Convention in Washington chaired by Candi Sicoli and Frank Farley. Presenters are Tina Bloom, Steven Handwerker and Robin Lynn Treptow and Mary Gregerson will be the discussant.
Justice for Animals Working Group members will share items of interest to the group such as funding and research opportunities and results of research having to do with animals. Members will also network with other groups working for animal welfare/justice. Activities will expand to encompass the interests and expertise of JAWG members.
We enthusiastically invite all psychologists to join our working group. Members do not have to join APA to be welcomed. For more information and to join the Justice for Animals Working Group contact Candi Sicoli. To join APA Division 48 — Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence see the membership page.