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Announcement :: Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
2nd annual Animal Liberation Philosophy and Policy Conference
20 Mar 2005
Conference disusses Queer Liberation, Prison Abolition, Environmentalism, Capitalism, and more, in relation to Animal Liberation. Event will take place Saturday, 23 April, 2005 at Syracuse University in Grant Auditorium. Sunday, 24 April 2005, will be dedicated to State Repression Discourse.
Last year's conference was a great success, and this year's conference is going to be even bigger. It will be taking place on Saturday, 23 April, 2005 at Syracuse University in Grant Auditorium. The day will begin at 9:30 AM and end at 5:40 PM, with a lunch break from 1:00 until 2:30. Panel topics are: Queer Liberation and Animal Liberation United At Last!, Environmentalism and Animal Liberation, Building Bridges with Other Social Struggles, and Prison Abolition and Animal Liberation. Speakers are: pattrice jones, Andy Stepanian, Moe Mitchell, Ashanti Alston, Leslie James Pickering, Maxwell Schnurer, Laura Geonivi, beth puma, Adam Weissman, Matthew Calarco, Marti Kheel, and Aaron Jackson. The website is:

On Sunday, 24 April, 2005 the second part of the weekend will take place at Syracuse University, as well. This day will be a conference entitled "State Your Reaction to State Repression." More info on that can be found at:

Conference Schedule
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Identity, Institutionalization, and Liberation

9:30 AM Welcoming: Shawn DeLeo, Community Animal Project

10:00 Queer Liberation and Animal Liberation United At Last!
Facilitator: Erin Ryan Fitzgerald

1. Aaron Jackson, Queers and the SHAC Campaign

2. pattrice jones, Queer Liberation for Animals

3. Marti Kheel, Feminists for Animal Rights, Coming Out Vegetarian/Coming out Gay: Making Links and Alliances

11:40 Revolution and Liberation
Facilitator: Matthew Walton

1. Leslie James Pickering, Arissa Press, Building a Revolution in America

2. Maxwell Schnurer Ph.D., Marist College, Revolution Through Dialogue and the Repression from It

3. Adam Weissman, Lifestyle Revolutionary - From Dumpster Diving to Simple Living

1:00 Lunch

2:30 Taking Down Walls of Perception
Facilitator: Joel Capolongo

1. Darius Fullmer, Why Joe Lunchbox Isn't Down With Your Revolution: Speaking the Language of the Mainstream

2. Matthew Calarco, Ph.D., Sweet Briar College, Animal Liberation and Its Others

3. Laura Geonivi and beth puma, Hofstra University, Womyn and the Movements that Repress Them

4:10 The Capitalist System of Exploitation: From Eco-Racism to the Prison Industrial Complex
Facilitator: Eli Moore

1. Ashanti Alston, Critical Resistance, Prison Abolish

2. Andy Stepanian, Animal Defense League, Human Prisons and Animals in Cages

3. Moe Mitchell, Critical Resistance, Organizing Against the Prison Industrial Complex

5:40 5:40 Closing Remarks
Anthony J. Nocella, II, Center on Animal Liberation Affairs (CALA) and Syracuse University

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