Animal Writes
From 11 April 2004 Issue

Animal Liberation Student Association Conference
April 23 - April 25,
Syracuse University,
Syracuse, New York, USA

The FREE conference, spanning three days, will focus on social causes, tactics, education, analysis, actions, philosophy, and history of the Animal Liberation movement. Topics include: Politics of Culture; Building Bridges Between Academics and Activists; Animal Ethics; Pedagogy of a Rebel; Being a Former ALF Member; Feminist Imperatives and the ALF; Human Rights and Animal Rights: Solidarity with the ALF; and more. Presented in panel and discussion form, each topic will be discussed and examined to produce academic dialogue that will advance the movement. Concluding the conference Sunday night, a benefit show will be held that will showcase bands that support Animal Liberation performing cover songs.


Ashanti Alston - Former Member of the Black Panther Party & Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner

Matt Ball - Co-founder of Vegan Outreach

Dr. Steve Best - Chair of the Philosophy Department, University of Texas

Laura Duccesch - Director of Education at Animalearn

Dr. Karen Davis - Founder and President of United Poultry Concerns

Dr. Lauren Eastwood - Sociology professor at Syracuse University

Dr. Joshua Frank, Executive Director of FIREPAW, Inc.

Josh Harper - Filmmaker and Activist (

Kevin Jonas - Organizer of SHAC/USA (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty)

Pattrice Jones - Cofounder of the Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center

Erik Marcus - Author of bestselling book, Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating

Lawrence Sampson - Southern Regional Spokesperson of American Indian Movement

Dr. Maxwell Schnurer - Professor of Debate, Marist College

Andy Stephanian - Former Animal Liberation Front prisoner and member of Animal Defense League Long Island


Undergrad and Grad students will be given the opportunity to present papers on Animal Liberation.

Lantern Books will be hosting the release of Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals

VIDEO PREMIER: will present Delicacy of Despair, a video which takes you behind the closed doors of America's foie gras factory farms. The 16 minute documentary follows the investigation of this cruel industry and the open liberation of 15 ducks.

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