This community is a space for people to organize, discuss, post information, and ask questions about the upcoming Grassroots Animal Rights Conference from Thurs. March 31st - Sun. April 3rd, 2005 at the the Holyrood Church at 179th Street and Fort Washington in Manhattan.
THE PURPOSE OF GARC:
Building a conference that will empower, organize, and motivate the grassroots.
These are GARC's guiding principles. They are incorporated in making every major decision for the conference:
- Empower the grassroots - Promote discussion and skill sharing - Be affordable, accessible, and inclusive - Challenge oppression WITHIN the animal rights movement - Have an open and participatory structure - Develop a broader analysis of the social and economic context of animal oppression - Promote abolition, not reform - Support Cross-movement Alliances