Episode 93: An Eye-Opening Discussion On Practical Solutions To Human Overpopulation
Note: This interview was recorded before the Supreme court decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Nonetheless, Nandita and Carter present a deep look into the driving cultural and political forces behind it.
Nandita Bajaj, Executive Director, Population Balance
A Humane Educator and a passionate advocate for planetary health, Nandita’s area of interest is on the intimate links between pronatalism, anthropocentrism and overpopulation and their impacts on human rights, animal protection, and environmental preservation. As faculty with the Institute for Humane Education at Antioch University, Nandita teaches two courses – Human Rights as well as Pronatalism and Overpopulation, a first-of-its-kind open online course that she designed to explore the impacts of the pervasive and oppressive pressures on women to have children and the resulting impacts on them, other humans, animals, as well as the planet. (See full bio)
Carter Dillard, Policy Director and Board of Directors, Fair Start Movement
Carter, author of Justice as a Fair Start in Life, began his career as an Honors Program appointee to the U.S. Department of Justice. He later served as a legal adviser to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in the national security law division. He wrote his thesis reformulating the right to have children under Jeremy Waldron.
- Overpopulation and pronatalism
- The role of humane education in turning the tide on human population issues
- The effects of overpopulation on people, wildlife, and wild places
- Simple, practical, humane solutions to the population crisis
Go deeper and learn more about the work Carter and Nandita’s organizations are doing, and how you can help!
- Abortion Bans Are a Natural Outgrowth of Coercive Pronatalism Nandita Bajaj, Ms. Magazine
- Mother Pelican ~ A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability Carter Dillard, pelicanweb.org
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