- Fév 13 2022
- 2:00 pm
Animal Advocacy Camp 2022 – Community and Self-Care Workshop for Vegan Activists
Un évènement de Vancouver Island Vegan Association – VIVA
« Animal Advocacy Camp 2022 is a free online workshop for self care, to reconnect with the community and to collectively reimagine better futures. It is proudly organized by the Vancouver Island Vegan Association.
Living through a deadly global zoonotic pandemic while witnessing the increasing number of catastrophic climate disasters, from storms and floods to heatwaves and fires, the current conditions have undoubtedly been tough on our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, and it has certainly been worse for the countless nonhuman animals killed in these events. Within our own movement, sexual abuse, racism, ableism (including anti-vaccination) and other oppressive norms continue to harm many advocates, despite the growing willingness to address these problems among many organizations. We have also seen heavy and hostile repressions from the state and police against not just animal advocates, but even more so against those fighting for justice in other movements that we support, including Black liberation, Indigenous-led land and water defense, housing and homelessness, as well as climate and migrant justice.
How do we proceed effectively with the important work we must do given all this violence and trauma? Since its inception, bringing like-minded advocates together to share knowledge and resources while building supportive communities have always been the intention behind Animal Advocacy Camp. Sensing a downturn in our movement momentum, we feel a stronger need for rebuilding connections now than ever before.
We are excited to announce our two facilitators for the event will be Gillian Meghan Walters and Brialle Ringer.
You can learn more about the event, facilitators, as well as register for the event on the website: www.animaladvocacycamp.com
We acknowledge with respect the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking Peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose traditional territories we organize. »