The online Farmed Animal Conference E-Summit will take place this August 2-8 and will feature vegan musician Moby hosting an intimate talk on his 30 plus years of veganism and activism. The event will also premiere the documentary GUNDA, exec produced by Joaquin Phoenix, as well as panels and talks from industry heavyweights including Philip Wollen and Miyoko Schinner.
“These experts and leaders are addressing some of the most urgent issues of our time, from the devastating death toll of aquatic animals to building a bigger, more inclusive movement”
Joining Moby for FACES 2021 are more than 20 leaders – scientists, journalists, filmmakers, activists, authors, CEOs, and more – each presenting their expertise on the most important topic facing activists and vegans: how to make change. Watch the video here.
Talks and presentations:
The Business of Kindness
Phillip Wollen, Philanthropic Humanitarian
Wooganism and Other Vegan Conspiracy Theories
Christopher Sebastian, Journalist
Are They Trying to Kill Us?
Keegan Kuhn and John Lewis, Filmmakers
The Problem with Pet Food
Shannon Falconer, CEO and Cofounder, Because, Animals
Fixing Our Movement’s Visibility Problem
Ana Bradley, Executive Director, Sentient Media
Lori Marino, Neuroscientist
Anti-Oppression and Animal Rights
Christopher Soul Eubanks, Community Organizer
Supporting New Vegans and Vegetarians
Dr. Jo Anderson, Research Director, Faunalytics
How to Save Bees (and how not to)
Charlotte De Keyzer, Ecology Scientist, University of Toronto
Getting the Message Out with Online Activism
Nina Jackel, Founder and President, Lady Freethinker
Vegans for Black Lives Matter
Gwenna Hunter, Founder, Vegans for Black Lives Matter
The Tao of Persuasion
Shaun Monson, Filmmaker
Aquatic Animal Protection
Kathy Hessler, Professor and Director, Animal Law Clinic, Aquatic Animal Law Initiative, Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School
Sean Thomas, Director of Investigations, Animal Equality
Mary Finelli, President, Fish Feel
The Henmaid’s Tale
Karen Davis, President, United Poultry Concerns
The Vegan Big Tent
Michael C. Dorf and Sherry Colb, Professors, Cornell Law School
Winning over pet lovers with Tim Woodward, executive director, Animal Rescue Corps; Todd Stosuy, field services manager, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter; and Crystal Kozlak, program manager, Animal Place’s Food for Thought program.
All registered attendees will also be invited to Plant-Based Network’s August 1 virtual premiere of GUNDA, the acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky and Executive Producer Joaquin Phoenix. GUNDA follows the daily lives of a mother pig, two cows, and a chicken, and offers “a mesmerizing perspective on sentience within animal species, normally – and perhaps purposely – hidden from our view,” according to Phoenix.
“These experts and leaders are addressing some of the most urgent issues of our time, from the devastating death toll of aquatic animals to building a bigger, more inclusive movement,” said Animal Place program director Kelcie Leach. “Everyone registering for the conference will come away with actionable ideas for making change from these leaders.”
FACES offers three speakers each day for seven days beginning August 2. All talks are free to stream; if viewers want access to videos following the event, plus perks generously provided by speakers, there will be packages available for a nominal cost. Any profits support Animal Place. Organizations or activists interested in fundraising can also sign up as affiliates.
To register for FACES 2021 visit: https://facesummit.org/
RSVP/share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/252463089596014/
Join the FACES Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602943430416233