Plus premiere of documentary GUNDA by executive producer Joaquin Phoenix
Musician, songwriter, and DJ Moby will headline Animal Place’s Farmed Animal Conference E-Summit (FACES), held online August 2-8, 2020. The event is free with pre-registration at https://facesummit.org.
Joining Moby for FACES 2021: The Changemakers 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.
FACES 2021 includes the following 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
Fixing Our Movement’s Visibility Problem
Ana Bradley, Executive Director, Sentient Media
Supporting New Vegans and Vegetarians
Dr. Jo Anderson, Research Director, Faunalytics
Lori Marino, Neuroscientist
Anti-Oppression and Animal Rights
Christopher Soul Eubanks, Community Organizer
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 Problem with Pet Food
Shannon Falconer, CEO and Cofounder, Because, Animals
The Henmaid’s Tale
Karen Davis, President, United Poultry Concerns
The Vegan Big Tent
Michael C. Dorf and Sherry Colb, Professors, Cornell Law School
Animal Place’s FACES is co-organized by Plant-Based Network, the first streaming TV channel to focus on plant-based living. 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,” Phoenix said.
FACES will also feature panel discussions on:
Changemaking plant-based food companies with Miyoko Schinner, CEO and founder, Miyoko’s; Mitchell Scott, CEO and cofounder, The Very Good Food Co.; Nicole Sopko, vice president, Upton’s Naturals; and Christie Lagally Founder and CEO, Rebellyous Foods.
Food technology for change with Arturo Elizondo, CEO, Clara Foods; Stephanie Michelsen, cofounder and CEO, Jellatech; Anne Palermo, cofounder and CEO,
AquaCultured Foods; and Ka Yi Ling, CTO and cofounder, Shiok Meats.
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.
“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
About Animal Place
Animal Place is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was named America’s best sanctuary for farmed animals by the independent nonprofit Best in Shelter. Animal Place fills a much-needed niche of farm animal rescue, shelter, and advocacy. Animals arrive from small and large farms, slaughterhouses, research facilities, and neglect or cruelty cases. Its sanctuary in Grass Valley, California is a paradise for 400 animals who live there permanently. Animal Place also runs a busy rescue and adoption center in Petaluma, California. In the past ten years, Animal Place has saved more than 28,000 hens from California egg farms, who are rehabilitated and placed in permanent adoptive homes. Other permanent programs include “Food For Thought” encouraging vegan policies in companion animal and wildlife organizations, and “Free For Life,” which offers students raising animals for agricultural projects an alternative to slaughter.