November 7-8, 2020 – 20th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies

20th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studie

INTERESTED THEMES:
Animal Liberationists for Black Lives Matters
Stories from 90s Animal Liberation Activists
Eco-Ability Movement Voices
Fighting Political and Corporate Repression
Being a Scholar-Activist
Decolonizing Movements and Education
Hip Hoppin Movements
Total Liberation
Anti-Capitalism
Disability Justice
Youth Justice
Critical Eco-Feminism
LGBT+ Justice

22 Speakers from Around the World

All Speakers have 20 minutes to present with 10 minutes of questions and comments.

SUBMIT
All submissions for the conference need to hold to the mission and principles of CAS and ICAS and to submit in a Word Doc. as an attachment in an E-mail with the following information:
1. Title of Presentation
2. Biography third person 80 to 100 words one paragraph
3. Description/Abstract of the presentation around 200 words third person and one paragraph

SEND SUBMISSION TO:
poirinat@aquinas.edu

November 7, 2020
9:00am to 4:00pm Western Time USA
10am to 5:00pm Mountain Time USA
11:00am to 6:00pm Central Time USA
12:00pm to 7:00pm Eastern Time USA
&
November 8, 2020
9:00am to 1:00pm Western Time USA
10am to 2:00pm Mountain Time USA
11:00am to 3:00pm Central Time USA
12:00pm to 4:00pm Eastern Time USA

Facilitated by
Dr. Lea Lani Kinikini
Chief Diversity Officer, Salt Lake Community College

Free and Open to the Public.
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NOV. 7, 2020 – SATURDAY

Time Zone for the conference is Mountain Time USA

10am to 10:20am – Nathan Poirier
1020am to 10:30am Q and A

10:30am to 10:50am – Carolyn Drew
10:50am to 11:00am Q and A

11:00am to 11:20am – Ronnie Lee
11:20am to 11:30am Q and A

11:30am to 11:50am – Dara Lovitz
11:50am to 12:00pm Q and A

12:00pm to 12:20pm – Amber E. George
12:20pm to 12:30pm Q and A

12:30pm to 12:50pm – Johnny Lupinacci and Brandon Edwards-Schuth
12:50pm to 1:00pm Q and A

1:00pm to 1:20pm – Alexandra Navarro and Gabriela Anahi Gonzalez
1:20pm to 1:30pm Q and A

1:30pm to 1:50pm – Sean Parson
1:50pm to 2:00pm Q and A

2:00pm to 2:20pm – Tyler Lang
2:20pm to 2:30pm Q and A

2:30pm to 2:50pm – Jordan Halliday
2:50pm to 3:00pm Q and A

3:00pm to 3:20pm – Tony Quintana
3:20pm to 3:30pm Q and A

3:30pm to 3:50pm – Alisha Page and Judith Graham-Lenford
3:50pm to 4:00pm Q and A

4:00pm to 4:20pm – Adrianne Burke
4:20pm to 4:30pm Q and A

4:30pm to 4:50pm – Kiana Avlon
4:50pm to 5:00pm Q and A

NOV. 8, 2020 – SUNDAY

10am to 10:20am – Carlos Garcia
1020am to 10:30am Q and A

10:30am to 10:50am – PJ McKosky
10:50am to 11:00am Q and A

11:00am to 11:50am – Causes of Burnout in US Animal Rights Activists
Stacy Lopresti-Goodman and Dallas Rising

This study was the first to examine the causes of activist burnout in the US animal rights movement. Seventeen animal rights activists, who described their activism as their life’s work, and self-identified as experiencing burnout, participated in in-depth interviews with the researchers. The accumulative stress associated with their activism became so debilitating they were forced to disengage from their activism or leave the movement entirely. Using a phenomenological qualitative approach, an analysis of the interview data revealed three primary categories of animal activist burnout causes: 1) motivational and psychological, 2) organizational culture, and 3) movement culture. Motivational and psychological causes included a strong emotional connection to the work, a deep personal responsibility to work tirelessly, and understanding the scope of violence to animals. Organizational culture causes including discussions of burnout being discouraged, feeling underpaid and overworked, and operating within a culture of martyrdom.  And causes associated with the movement culture included interpersonal tensions, between group fighting, discrimination, bias, and harassment. This presentation will present a brief overview of the major causes, accompanied by illustrative quotes from the participants. It will also address the negative consequences burnout had on the individual activists and has on the movement more broadly.  

Stacy Lopresti-Goodman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology, and the Honors Program Director, at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Stacy has been vegan and involved in the animal rights movement since the mid 1990s. She teaches a variety of course including Abnormal Primate Psychology, which educates students about the harms of captivity on nonhuman primates, and teaches a required Honors seminar on Food, Ethics and Society. She conducts research on the rehabilitation of primates and dogs rescued from laboratories, on alternatives to the use of animals in education, and on causes of burnout in animal rights activists.

Dallas Rising is an organizer living in Minneapolis. For decades her work focused on anti-speciesism until a combination of factors forced her to step away from the animal liberation community. Her first-hand experience with burnout gives motivated her to understand and educate others about this devastating condition. Recently, she’s turned her attention toward healing through yoga, meditation, and the values of community care. She’s now exploring mutual aid as a form of activism that prioritizes direct action and reciprocal care with a volunteer collective she co-founded in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd. 

11:50am to 12:00am Q and A

11:30am to 11:50am – Patrick Hoyt
11:50am to 12:00pm Q and A

12:00pm to 12:20pm – Marisol Adriana Burgueño and Lucas D.
12:20pm to 12:30pm Q and A

12:30pm to 12:50pm – Dr. Richard White
12:50pm to 1:00pm Q and A

1:00pm to 1:20pm – David Michael and Jorge Pallacio
1:20pm to 1:30pm Q and A

1:30pm to 1:50pm – Daniel Salomon
1:50pm to 2:00pm Q and A

2:00 to 2:20pm – Tracy Jones
2:20pm to 2:30pm Q and A

2:30pm to 2:50pm – Punk and Animal Liberation/Veganism
Will Boisseau and Jim Donaghey Anarchism

2:50pm to 3:00pm Q and A

3:00pm to 3:20pm – Danni McGhee
2:20pm to :330pm Q and A

3:30pm to 3:50pm
3:50pm to 4:00pm Q and A







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