Reimagining Sanctuary

APPLE would like to announce an upcoming conference open to sanctuary practitioners and researchers.

Reimagining Sanctuary: A free virtual conference for staff, volunteers, and board members at farmed animal sanctuaries

February 28 – March 26, 2022

Convened by VINE Sanctuary and Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in cooperation with the Global Coalition of Farm Sanctuaries

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Elan Abrell is the author of Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care, which was based on research at numerous sanctuaries, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University.

Anna Boarini coordinates humane education and community engagement at VINE Sanctuary. Within VINE’s local community, Anna serves on the Board of Trustees of the local library and has organized numerous antiracist events.

Miko Brown is Advisor & Facilitator of Social Justice Programs at Farm Sanctuary as well as Co-Director of the Compassion in Action Network of the Namchak Foundation.

Darren Chang is a member of the Multispecies Justice Collective at the Sydney Environment Institute and a member of the North American Association of Critical Animal Studies. Darren’s research explores how animal sanctuaries could be generative sites for the emergence of solidarity between animal liberation and decolonization, and for prefiguring just multispecies relations.

Sue Donaldson is a co-author of Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights and a co-founder of the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics (APPLE) research cluster at Queen’s University in Ontario. Sue’s writing on sanctuaries can be found here and here.

Lori Gruen is the author of Ethics and Animals, Entangled Empathy, The Ethics of Captivity, and numerous other works. As both Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Lori coordinates the Animal Studies program at Wesleyan University.

pattrice jones is a cofounder of VINE Sanctuary as well as the author of The Oxen at the Intersection, which demonstrates why sanctuaries must attend to social and environmental circumstances.

Indra Lahiri is the founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary as well as the convener of the Global Coalition of Farm Sanctuaries. Prior to founding the sanctuary, Indra provided expert coaching and consulting on communicating across differences.

Kwok Lee is a Consultant for Encompass, which works to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in animal advocacy. Kwok also serves as After Hours Coordinator for Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary.

Dana McPhall is Director of Community Learning & Engagement at Farm Sanctuary as well as a faculty member at the Institute for Humane Education, where Dana chairs a working group of IHE staff and alumni dedicated to integrating racial justice issues more deeply into the field of humane education.

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