Greater Worcester Humanists – Tuesday, April 11, 7 PM, Online and In-Person – Animal Rights from a Humanist Perspective, with Monica Miller

Fighting for liberty and equality on the frontlines in state and federal courts across the country, Monica Miller will discuss her historic oral argument before the highest court in New York on behalf of an elephant named Happy. The case made international headlines as the first case seeking a right on behalf of a nonhuman animal to reach a high court. Miller will answer questions about animal personhood (rights) generally and specific questions about the case and her church-state work at AHA.

Since graduating from Vermont Law School in 2012, Monica Miller has served as an attorney for the Nonhuman Rights Project while simultaneously serving as the Legal Director and Senior Counsel for the American Humanist Association where she litigated dozens high profile First Amendment cases in federal courts across the country, including before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Miller is one of the youngest women to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, which made PBS’s list of 5 of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Most Powerful Supreme Court Opinions. Miller earned her Master’s Degree (MPA) from Columbia University in Environmental Science and Policy in 2009 and her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Pitzer College in 2008.

Event Details

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 7 pm

Join us at 6:30 for fellowship.

This assembly will be conducted in person and via Zoom.


Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester90 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606

Via Zoom:

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