Ferber, Chrystal

Animal Rights Advocate; Compassion over Killing


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ID 71
Title An oral history with Chrystal Ferber
Date 2016-07-18
WPA ID WPA_070
OH ID OH 5886
Citation Chrystal Ferber interviewed by Analia Cabral, July 18, 2016, Los Angeles, California, Oral History #5886, transcript, Women Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Created At 2017-07-30 19:18:14 UTC
Location Los Angeles, CA
Language English
Subjects Family → Siblings
Education → Gender Studies
Family → Grandparents
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Roles
Sexism → Sexism in Activism
Leadership → Female versus Male Leadership
Activism → Animal Cruelty/Animal Rights

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Chrystal Ferber, law student and animal rights activist. The interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project for California State University, Fullerton’s Center for Oral and Public History. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Ferber’s involvement with as an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing. Specifically, this interview talks about Ferber’s troubled childhood; her role models; how her parents and family reacted to her activism; the importance of Women Gender Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton in increasing her self-confidence; describes her job as an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing and what it’s like working at chicken farm factories, including a Pilgrims grow-out facility; how local law enforcement responded to reports of animal cruelty and the role the media played in raising awareness of this issue; talks about the mistreatment of factory works by facility manager; how people respond to women working as animal rights activists; what it’s like for women traveling alone; talks about the differences with how men and women lead; how the political climate influences activist activities; and finally, reflects on the future of her activism and why it’s important for women to not sit on the sidelines.

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