Meet the Speakers!
Jenny Brown is a nationally renowned animal rights advocate, author, and farmed animal sanctuary founder who previously worked in film and television. An experience in Texas documenting stockyard conditions undercover led her to change course and dedicate her life to farmed animal advocacy. Jenny’s story has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, CNN, The Diane Rehm Show and more. She is the author of The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight For Farm Animals.
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Udaykumar (Uday) is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Iowa. His expertise is in the field of Energy and Computer Modeling of Flows and Energy Processes. He has studied and taught on issues related to Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability in the US and abroad for more than a decade. He has also worked on energy sustainability and environmental problems in rural India.
Based on his experiences in India and his studies of climate change, Uday adopted a plant-based diet about 10 years ago. This came from realizing the connection between our diets and climate change, but he now views veganism as a means to solve many other connected problems, including health, social and environmental justice, food security and the future of the biosphere. His talk will seek to connect the dots between climate, energy, food and planetary survival.
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