More than a thousand participants and visitors from throughout the U.S. and eight other countries attended the Animal Rights 2010 National Conference, held on July 15-19th near Washington, DC.
90 speakers from 60 groups presented in 100 sessions, including plenaries, workshops, raps, and campaign reports. Nearly 80 organizations exhibited their literature and merchandise. More than 50 videos of animal abuse and protective actions were screened, including premieres of "Bold Native" and "Skin Trade."
- Plenary panels on our movement's progress and prospects, repression of animal activism, challenges and strategies for animal liberation, voices from other movements
- Workshops on issues, organizing, actions
- Rap sessions on controversial topics
- Special address by Rep. Dennis Kucinich
- Newcomer orientations
- Animal Rights Hall of Fame Award to Zoe Weil
- Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Awards to Anthony Marr
- Young Activist Award to Niki Gianni
- Networking receptions with donated vegan snacks
- Post-conference activities including training in public speaking and a demo protesting HLS animal experiments
FARM is a member of the International Vegetarian Union - www.ivu.org