Resistance Ecology Conference

When:
May 31, 2013 – June 3, 2013 all-day
2013-05-31T04:00:00+00:00
2013-06-03T04:00:00+00:00
Where:
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University
1825 Southwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Student Animal Liberation Coalition

Resistance Ecology is about movement building. It is about cultivating an ecology of resistance that can adapt to the circumstances of domination. For us, this work begins with scrutinizing the state of the animal liberation and radical ecology movements of North America by addressing previous shortcomings and providing remedies.

The Student Animal Liberation Coalition is pleased to announce the first annual Resistance Ecology Conference in Portland, Oregon, May 31st to June 2nd 2013, at Portland State University (PSU). This conference is a cooperative effort between the Student Animal Liberation Coalition (PSU), the Jericho Movement and a new movement organization: Resistance Ecology.

The conference advocates for a movement of resistance that is multi-layered, unified, diverse and intersectional. Previously, the organizers of this conference have helped to organize the Let Live and Law and Disorder Conferences in Portland, Oregon as well as the Portland Anarchist Bookfair. There will be speakers, panels, and workshops occurring all three days.

Resistance Ecology is about movement building. It is about cultivating an ecology of resistance that can adapt to the circumstances of domination. For us, this work begins with scrutinizing the state of the animal liberation and radical ecology movements of North America by addressing previous shortcomings and providing remedies. The most novel way that we can achieve this is by creating a movement-wide discourse that is accessible to everyone involved.

Our mission is to compel others to evaluate the systematic exploitation of other species and ecological communities, and to inspire personal transformation, engagement and activism through educational and participatory events. We exist to keep the discourse of animal and ecological liberation thriving on our campus, with the intent of promoting the confrontation and abolition of these exploitations as they manifest in our lives and community.

We work to network and organize with other campus and off-campus organizations, beyond the boundaries of animal rights or environmentalism, in order to create the most functional, resilient and ever-evolving liberation movement. Liberation, for animals and for the earth, cannot be thought of as isolated from other revolutionary struggles as the structural causes of racism, sexism, and speciesism are interrelated.

We strive to create an open dialogue where members and the community can communicate with one another to achieve the goals that we want to see.

It is also our mission to interject issues of animal and ecological exploitation into discourses where they have been historically absent.

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