Nov 05 2021
Philosophy in the City: Canada Geese Project presented by  at UCCS Downtown, Colorado Springs CO

Philosophy in the City: Canada Geese Project

Presented by UCCS Downtown at UCCS Downtown

November topic: Canada Geese Project!

On June 27th, 2019, I woke to the news that USDA/APHIS-Wildlife Services in conjunction with Denver Parks and Recreation was in the process of forcibly removing resident Canada Geese from Denver parks and having the geese slaughtered at a facility that was not known at the time. The City of Denver had entered into a contract with USDA on October 18th, 2018. The Cooperative Service Agreement earmarked $150,000 of taxpayers’ monies for the project.

The City Council committee overseeing land use was not obliged to garner a City Council vote given the amount. Denver Parks and Recreations 2019 Canada Goose Management Plan, however, stated explicitly that public support was necessary before advancing on a lethal project. There was no public engagement. In response, Canada Geese Protection Colorado, NP, was formed by concerned citizens from across City and County of Denver.

Over the last two years, CGPC has been working from an anti-oppression sentient advocacy frame to establish collaborative, collation-building networks locally and nationally. The talk outlines the carceral logic of the status of the Canada Goose, and the challenges and approaches to building an inter-species activist network.

Join us for this session to enjoy the art of discussion with the UCCS Philosophy department.

Admission Info

Free event, registration required.

Masks are required indoors.

Dates & Times

2021/11/05 - 2021/11/05

Location Info

UCCS Downtown

102 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Parking Info

There is street parking, parking behind the building, and free parking down the street.

Accessibility Info

Please let our staff know if additional accommodations are needed. We want to include all who are interested in this event. 719-255-3994