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Welcome to the Phoenix Zones Initiative Resource Center, which includes a collection of materials that address how we can better understand and treat one another, animals, and the planet. Please reach out if you have questions or suggestions.

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Signs of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Chimpanzees

By Hope Ferdowsian and colleagues, PLOS ONE

Date: June 16, 2011
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Chimpanzees used in research and other exploitative settings can develop mental disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. (Photo of Negra, courtesy of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest)

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Challenging the Way We Produce and Consume Food

By Hope Ferdowsian, American College of Preventive Medicine

Date: May 18, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic provides opportunities to change how we produce and consume food in a way that values the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet.

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Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time: Reflections from a Human Rights Doctor

By Hope Ferdowsian, Psychology Today

Date: March 19, 2016
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While we still need to make further progress on behalf of vulnerable human populations, the rights of people and animals are not mutually exclusive.

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Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics

By Kimberlé Crenshaw, University of Chicago Legal Forum

Date: 1989
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In this paper, Crenshaw introduces the term “intersectionality” to describe the impact of discrimination that occurs along more than one axis.

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The Ethical Challenges of Animal Research: Honoring Henry Beecher’s Approach to Moral Problems

By Hope Ferdowsian and John Gluck, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Date: September 14, 2015
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In 1966, in the New England Journal of Medicine, Henry K. Beecher drew attention to common moral problems in human research. An approach modeled after Beecher’s 1966 paper reveals similar moral problems with animal research.

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Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonia Virginia

By Kathleen Brown, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Date: 1996
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Brown provides a thorough exploration and analysis of how Virginia colonial law has shaped our beliefs about race, sex, and gender, and their intersections, and how colonial power dynamics still play out in the US.

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