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Announcement :: Education : Environment : Globalization : International : Organizing : Politics
Grassroots Animal Rights Conference March 31 - April 3 NYC
05 Mar 2005
Liberation movements throughout history have flourished on the passion of advocates working for change within local communities.

GARC invites all grassroots animal advocates to network, strategize, and learn the skills necessary to abolish animal exploitation in our communities and throughout our world.
GARC: for the Grassroots, by the Grassroots

March 31 - April 2

Lorri Bauston, Co-founder, Farm Sanctuary
Josephine Bellaccomo,
Sarahjane Blum, Media Spokesperson,
Lawrence Carter-Long, Issues Specialist, In Defense of Animals
Rod Coronado, Coordinator, Chuk'shon Earth First! (Pending outcome of March court date)
Karen Davis, PhD, President, United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
Michael Greger, MD, Vegan Research Institute
Caryn Hartglass, Executive Director, EarthSave International
Alex Hershaft, PhD, President, Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
Kevin Jonas, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC)
pattrice jones, Coordinator, Eastern Shore Sanctuary
Marti Kheel, Founder, Feminists for Animals Rights
Julie Lewin, Animal Advocacy Connecticut (AACT)
Nathan Runkle, Founder, Mercy for Animals
Marjorie Spiegel, Executive Director, Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness
Andy Stepanian, Long Island Animal Defense League

and many more. Please check back continually for updates.


Below are workshops confirmed to date. Please note that GARC will offer more than sixty panels on many topics, so please check in periodically for updates.

GARC's agenda is being created based on survey responses from more than a hundred animal rights activists. Based on these responses, GARC will emphasize panels related to strategies and tactics, including media, campaign strategy, direct action, volunteer/intern recruiting, and fundraising: all the tools and skills we need to build a more effective movement.

Anarchism and Animal Liberation

Animal Advocates and Environmentalists: Making Alliances

Coming Out Vegetarian/Coming Out Gay: Making Alliances

Commonality of Human and Non-Human Animal Oppression

Corporate Globalization: Trading Away Our Right to Protect Animals

Ecofeminism and Animal Liberation

How to Investigate Animal Labs

Humane Trapping of Wildlife and Feral Animals

Hunger, Overconsumption, and Factory Farming

Legislative Activism - Practical Models

Open Rescues

Organizing a Vegetarian Festival

Saving Wildlife

Understanding the Psychology of Meat for Effective Vegetarian Advocacy

Zines, Shows, Liner Notes: Communicating Animal Liberation Through Youth Culture and Music

Holyrood Church
715 W. 179th Street Washington Heights
Manhattan, New York City


201-968-0595 info (at)
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