Animal Systems Conference

April 20, 2013 – April 22, 2013 all-day
Marlborough Holiday Inn
265 Lakeside Avenue
Marlborough, MA 01752
Steve Baer, Organizer
(508) 615-8286

Join us for a powerful gathering of movement building to end endemic systems of animal exploitation

The 2013 Animal Systems Conference is a rare opportunity to join with and learn from leading activists in the field working to end animal exploitation in the legacy of non-violent activism for radical social change.

Over the course of two days and more than ten presentations we’ll establish how to put into place institutional changes that result in similar protections for an animal individual that exist for a human individual in a civil society. Together we will explore the oppressor mindset, learn to recognize the interconnected systems that tolerate animal exploitation, and build a framework for comprehensive animal rights legislation.

Through workshops, dialogue, and reflection we will collectively expand our capacity for tackling the roots of systemic oppression within and around us while becoming more effective advocates for animals and the just and verdant world we all believe in.

Speakers include Alexis Fox, John Sanbonmatsu, Karen Davis, Julie Lewin, Pattrice Jones, Mary Bennett, Anthony Bellotti, Laurence Van Atten-Holyoak, Heidi Weber, Michael Budkie, and Roberta Kalechofsky.


  • Oppressor Mindset
  • Identifying Systems that Tolerant Animal Exploitation (Agriculture, Laboratory, Entertainment, Fashion, Mill, Wildlife, Legal, Legislative)
  • Ideology of Speciesism
  • Non-violent Solutions – Building the Framework for Animal Rights
  • Activist Traps from Flare-up to Burn-out
  • Linking Movements
  • Subtle Mechanisms Employed to Degrade Animal Advocates
  • Why Impede Animal Advocates
  • Using the Weak Links in the Chains on Animals and Animal Advocates
  • From Collecting Info to Acting on Info
  • Keeping the Message from being Stolen and Twisted
  • Tactical Analysis
  • Working Animals into the Political System
  • Reviewing Tools for Change – (Education, Legislation, Litigation, LtE, Negotiation, Media, Public Relations (PR), Economic, Language, Street Activism Poll, Familiar….)
  • Creating Cultural Change
  • Solving Animal Exploitation through Interconnected Systems

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