Dear friends, comrades, supporters, & allies,
The Student Animal Liberation Coalition is pleased to announce the first annual Resistance Ecology Conference in Portland, Oregon, May 31st through June 2nd 2013, at Portland State University (PSU).
The conference advocates for a movement of resistance that is multi-layered, unified, diverse and intersectional. Previously, the organizers of this conference have helped to organize the Let Live and Law and Disorder Conferences in Portland, Oregon as well as the Portland Anarchist Bookfair. There will be speakers, panels, and workshops occurring all three days.
Resistance Ecology is about movement building. It is about cultivating an ecology of resistance that can adapt to the circumstances of domination. For us, this work begins with scrutinizing the state of the animal liberation and radical ecology movements of North America by addressing previous shortcomings and providing remedies. The most novel way that we can achieve this is by creating a movement-wide discourse that is accessible to everyone involved and that is inclusive and inviting to diverse perspectives; sexual & gender politics, repression & prison issues, globalization & imperialism, racial & ethnic struggles, political & social ecology, class & economic dynamics, are all examples of a vast array of frameworks that must be a part of this discourse and movement.
Although there exist several national animal rights conferences, there still lacks considerable insight into self-critique, movement development and innovation, and the politics of intersectionality. We want to provide a forum for this dialogue to take place, a place for face-to-face interaction and relationships to develop, and a place for concerted action to derive from.
Please check out our website: conference.resistanceecology.org; and our Facebook: facebook.com/Resistanceecologyconference for updates on speakers and programming. A full list of speakers, their bios, and a comprehensive program will posted online shortly.
Student Animal Liberation Coalition