Animal Liberation Forum at Cal State, Long Beach

A FREE conference that will educate, uplift, and inspire you to take positive action for animals and participate in the co-creation of a kinder world for all!

 

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Featuring over 30 organizations and 40 speakers in the past 3 years, Cease Animal Torture is ready to launch its 4th annual Animal Liberation Forum. Prepare yourself for a weekend of wonderful musicians, radical dialogues exploring the interconnections of oppression and 20 + speakers and 20 + orgs. A new component we are excited for this year is the addition of musical acts. Musicians will be playing throughout the conference and the event is totally and always completely free. This will be an event you DO NOT want to miss!

The event kicks off Friday November 16th at 6pm in Psychology 150 at CSULB. 6-8pm, will be a potluck and mixer for conference attendees. Please bring vegan snacks and food to share! And then prepare yourself for the FIRST CALIFORNIA screening of A.L.F: A Film By Jerome Lescure from 8pm to 10pm. Although the screening is FREE this will be a benefit for Free In The Field and the Hunt Saboteurs so please, if you can spare some extra dollars, they would appreciate it.


Afterwards, the event will be taking place in the Kinesiology building at CSULB, which is located just lower-campus from Friday night’s opening event. Lectures will be taking place in KIN 59 and organizations will be tabling in KIN 58 and 63, just down the hall. Speaking begins 11am and ends at 10pm on Saturday and begins at 12pm and ends at 10pm on Sunday. Tabling begins 11am and ends at 6pm on Saturday and begins at 12pm and ends at 6pm Sunday. Please plan accordingly.

Quick Schedule:
Friday 11/16 - 6pm - 10pm - Psychology 150

Saturday 11/17 - 11am - 10pm - Kinesiology 58, 59, and 63

Sunday 11/18 - 12pm - 10pm - Kinesiology 58, 59, and 63

An Electronic Map of The Campus:

http://daf.csulb.edu/maps/parking/index.html

Friday Night’s Event will be taking place in the Psychology Building and can be located on E7 on the map grid. Parking can be found behind the University bookstore located on E7 and can be accessed by driving down West Campus Drive. Please check signs for parking hours. Parking is usually free after 6pm, but if not, it is 5 dollars to park until midnight.

Saturday and Sunday will be taking place in the Kinesiology Building and can be located on F4 on the map grid. Parking can be found in LOT 3, directly next to the KIN building. Parking is free on Saturdays, but again, please check all signs that may indicate otherwise.

If you absolutely cannot find the parking lots, there is a visitors information booth down West Campus Drive. They can direct you to the closest parking lot.

For your curiosity, here’s a complete list of all the amazing individuals, orgs, and musicians involved this year. To be fair to all the speakers, we will not release the official schedule until Friday (11/16) night. You can grab a program at our opening night or check this page Friday night:

Speakers, Workshops, Films, Musicians and Organizations:

Speakers:
Josh Harper - Former Political Prisoner and Shac 7 defendant
Tino Verducci - The Great Beagle Liberation of 2012: Greenhill
Mike XVX - Open The Cages Tour
Lauren Ornelas - Food Justice and the Food Empowerment Project
Jennifer Bundock - Anarcha-Feminism and Animal Rights
Morgan Jamie Dunbar - Founder of Animal Allies NY
Jan Smith - “Militant Resistance: Then and Now”
Tim Rusmisel (former member of Seven Generations) and Maya Mayhem - The Current State of the Fur Industry and How To Tear It Down

Workshops:

Know Your Rights - Legal Training and Advice for Activists
The Surveillance State and Animal Liberation as a Resistance Movement
A Queer Perspective on Animal Rights
Progress For Science Campaign
Vegan Outreach Workshop with Nikki Benoit
Grand Jury Resistance

Films:
Maximum Tolerated Dose with Q & A by Jenifer Bundock - http://maximumtolerateddose.org/
A.L.F: A french film by Jerome Lescure.

Musicians:
Moon Bandits - http://moonbandits.bandcamp.com/
Lora Roame - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuO4Gpvcaxs
Mike XVX - http://mikexvx.bandcamp.com/

Organizations:
Action for Animals - http://www.afa-online.org/
Cease Animal Torture - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cease-Animal-Torture-CAT/128794746224
APRL - http://www.aprl.org/
Vegan Outreach - http://www.veganoutreach.org/
Carnophobe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/Carnophobe
Kitten Rescue - http://www.kittenrescue.org/home.php
Born To Hang - http://www.etsy.com/shop/BornToHang
Anarcho-Treehouse -https://www.facebook.com/anarcho.treehouse
Progress For Science - http://progressforscience.com/
Food Empowerment Project-http://www.foodispower.org/
North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) - http://animalliberationpressoffice.org/NAALPO/
Anti-Racist Action - http://antiracistaction.org/
La Anarchist Black Cross - http://www.abcf.net/la/
Black Circle Press
Food Not Bombs - Long Beach
http://diyzine.com/ - Local Anarcho-Punk Distro
PM Press - http://www.pmpress.org/content/index.php
Off Chains, Out Of Cages
Black Pawprint Collective
No Fucking Whey - http://nofuckingwheydistro.tumblr.com/
One Fight
Health Force - http://healthforce.com/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Inspiring and trenchant forum featuring Josh Harper of the SHAC 7 as the keynote speaker. Other speakers included Charlotte Cressy of Vegan Wellness, Jan Smith and others. This writer noted near capacity crowds for the lectures. Groups represented at the event included APRL, The Hunt Saboteurs Association, Vegan Outreach, Irvine Students Against Animal Cruelty (ISSAC), CAT, and the Band of Mercy among others. Cease Animal Torture (CAT) deserve a round of applause for putting on this forum.

    November 19, 2012

  • Charlotte C.

    I'm so excited for this event! For those of you who I haven't met in-person before, please introduce yourself when we're at the event. :)

    November 14, 2012

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