Starting Date: 04-23-2004
Ending Date: 04-25-2004
Syracuse, New York 13244
United StatesThe FREE conference, spanning three days, will focus on social causes, tactics, education, analysis, actions, philosophy, and history of the Animal Liberation movement. Topics include: Politics of Culture; Building Bridges Between Academics and Activists; Animal Ethics; Pedagogy of a Rebel; Being a Former ALF Member; Feminist Imperatives and the ALF; Human Rights and Animal Rights: Solidarity with the ALF; and more. Presented in panel and discussion form, each topic will be discussed and examined to produce academic dialogue that will advance the movement. Concluding the conference Sunday night, a benefit show will be held that will showcase bands that support Animal Liberation performing cover songs.
Ashanti Alston - Former Member of the Black Panther Party & Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner
Kevin Jonas - Organizer of SHAC/USA (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty)
Andy Stephanian - Former Animal Liberation Front prisoner and member of Animal Defense League Long Island
Matt Ball - Co-founder of Vegan Outreach
Lawrence Sampson - Southern Regional Spokesperson of American Indian Movement and
Nik Hensey - Former ALF spokesperson in Los Angeles and grassroots organizer
Erik Marcus - Author of bestselling book, Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating
Dr. Karen Davis - Founder and President of United Poultry Concerns
Josh Harper - Filmmaker and Activist (www.reclaimmedia.com)
Dr. Steve Best - Chair of the Philosophy Department, University of Texas
Laura Duccesch - Director of Education at Animalearn
Dr Joshua Frank, Executive Director of FIREPAW, Inc.
pattrice jones - Cofounder of the Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center
Dr. Maxwell Schnurer - Professor of Debate, Marist College
Jeff Watkins - Co-founder of Animal Defense League
Dr. Lauren Eastwood - Sociology professor at Syracuse University
AND MANY MANY MORE AMAZING SPEAKERS...
STUDENT PAPER PRESENTATIONS:
Undergrad and Grad students will be given the opportunity to present papers on Animal Liberation
GourmetCruelty.com will present Delicacy of Despair, a video which takes you behind the closed doors of America's foie gras factory farms. The 16 minute documentary follows the investigation of this cruel industry and the open liberation of 15 ducks.
NATIONAL BOOK RELEASE
Lantern Books will be hosting the release of Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals.
please register at: http://www.cala-online.org/Student_Association/register.htm
Geographical Scope: National