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Forum 2016


Animal Liberation Starts with You
 

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Forum 2016


Animal Liberation Starts with You
 

Every year, Direct Action Everywhere organizers and activists from around the world come together to connect, re-connect, and engage in communal learning for one ultimate reason - to become better advocates for animals.

DxE Forum 2016 is this week (May 25th to May 31st, 2016) at Anna Head Alumnae Hall, UC Berkeley and surrounding areasCheck out our full schedule, featuring keynote speaker Jane Velez-Mitchell, a full day Open Rescue training and a panel featuring the pioneers of Open Rescue, a full day nonviolence training, social events, and of course huge actions! 

Want more information? E-mail forum@directactioneverywhere.com and RSVP to the Facebook event

Note that online registration is now over. If you wish to come to the forum, you can register at the door for a suggested $20/day. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Someone is extremely excited for Forum 2016!


 
 
Never have I felt so confident in our ability to make animal liberation a reality.
— Almira Tanner, Vancouver
 
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Forum Testimonials


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Forum Testimonials


I am so grateful to DxE and to the DxE forum for creating a big family of animal liberationists. The sense of love and community during the forum was palpable. I also appreciated the space to be thoughtful about speciesism, intersectionality, community building... I could’ve stayed in that space forever!
— Sabina Makhdomi, New York
The energy that’s created when so many amazing individuals from all over the world come together to fight so honestly for such an amazing cause makes me feel quite sure that we will change the world.
— Sophia Katsanikakis, Vancouver
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Actions


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Actions


We did a total of 5 actions over 3 days during DxE Forum 2015 - each action featuring an iconic model plan used in our It's Not Food It's Violence campaign.  Except this time, instead of doing separately in our own home cities, we took action together - and it was beautiful. See for yourself below.


Day 1

Dozens of activists froze in place at a Berkeley Whole Foods, as 30 hidden speakers played the screams of animals. 

The first of many powerful demos at the #DxEForum, where activists from 15 chapters have gathered to forge the path to liberation.

Day 2

DxE took over a Trader Joe's store where activists from cultures all over the world spoke out with 10 languages but only 1 message:

"In our ability to feel pain, to love, to desire to live- we are all equal."

Then we took over the Berkeley streets, and stopped both cars and pedestrians in their tracks. 

Day 3

DxE saved the biggest, most ambitious demo plans for the last day of the #‎DxEForum.

We marched through Westfield mall, flooded a subway station then blockaded one of the busiest streets in San Francisco.