President of Institute for Humane Education to speak Feb. 5

Zoe Weil
Zoe Weil

Jan. 4, 2013 - Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, will present the lecture, "The Interconnectedness of All Life: Animal Welfare, Environmental Preservation and Human Rights," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Clarice L. Buckman Theater on the Mount Carmel Campus.

"Humane education not only instills the desire and capacity to live with compassion, integrity and wisdom, but also provides the knowledge and tools to put our values into action in meaningful, far-reaching ways," Weil said. "It enables us to find solutions that work for all by approaching human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection as interconnected and integral dimensions of a healthy and just society."

Weil has served as a consultant on humane education to people and organizations around the world. In 2012, she debuted her one-woman show, "My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl," which explores humane education issues through humor and stories about Weil's life as she tries, and periodically fails, to always be kind.

In 2010, Weil was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame, and in 2012 she received an award from the Women in Environmental Leadership Program (WE Lead) at Unity College.

Weil received a master's in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and a master's in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She is certified in psychosynthesis counseling, a form of psychotherapy which relies upon the intrinsic power of each person's imagination to promote growth, creativity, health and transformation.

This event, sponsored by the Albert Schweitzer Institute, is free and open to the public. For more information about Weil's lecture, call 203-582-8652.