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Photo taken at Humanist Society of Victoria Monthly Public Lecture on 28 March 2019 at Kew Seniors Centre - Fiona Patten (leader of Reason Party) on 'Secularism, Humanism and Political Engagement'The Humanist Society of Victoria hosts a series of monthly public lectures by guest speakers raising questions of public interest and importance. We welcome everyone interested in fostering a more rational and caring society. You will find a link to a summary of each lecture as they become available.

Entry is by gold-coin donation at the door. For enquiries, contact Stephen Stuart on (03) 9857 8318 or at

When: Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm start

Why Animals Matter

Thursday 28 November, 7:15 pm
Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Victoria (Find on Google Maps)

Photo of Meg Chanom (Animals Australia)

Meg Chanom (Animals Australia)

In this talk, Meg Chanom will work to unravel our inherited belief systems about the role of animals in our lives and society. She will address how our treatment of animals intersects with other critical issues facing the world today. These issues include the climate crisis, human health and global hunger. Come and be challenged in your thinking about our relationships with and our moral obligations to other species.

Bio: Meg Chanom has spent much of her life so far as a professional Mixed Martial Arts athlete and coach, learning the nuances of discovering the best in herself and others while volunteering for animal and environmental causes in her spare time. In order to dedicate as much time as possible to creating crucial change, Meg now works in the Development team at Animals Australia alongside other passionate advocates to empower individuals to make compassionate choices.

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