DARWIN is an initiative to bring together animal rights enthusiasts in DuPage County. Most animal rights organizations are active in Chicago where opportunities for volunteering and activism abound. We intend to bring animal rights advocacy and activism to areas within DuPage county. We will interact with regional and national animal rights organizations to learn from their methods and innovate to make these more effective locally. As a group we can invite prominent speakers, authors, and activists connected with the cause and provide a forum for free exchange of ideas. We will also reach out to local schools and businesses to introduce cruelty-free choices and spread awareness.