Building a strong animal rights movement, online
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One part of Liberation BC’s mission is to provide support and build a strong community of effective animal advocates. To that end we’ll be hosting a dialogue/workshop on “How can animal rights activists use the internet to create a stronger movement?” This is the next in the “A Powerful Voice” Animal Rights Community Dialogue Series.
We all know about online tools like facebook, twitter, and forums for communicating and sharing information – but are we using them as effectively as we can to build a stronger movement?
Are there ways we could be more systematically using what exists and working to create new tools that might help us all work together or loosely coordinate our efforts – more easily, with less effort?
What have we got already?
(This is by no means a comprehensive list.)
Animal rights/vegan related:
- The PPK
- The Vegan Police forums
- Earthsave forums
- Abolitionist Approach forum
- Animal Rights Zone
- Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns
- Animal Rights Community Online
People use these tools in many different ways. There are many groups on Facebook where activists communicate and share information. Activists connect from around the world on Facebook as well. Care2 is used by many organizations to engage individual activists to take action on particular issues, such as sending letters to decision-makers, pressuring companies to stop certain practices, and so on.
How do you use these tools? How could we use them to not only spread the word about animal rights, but also to help each other?
If you are at all interested in these questions – or if you have expertise to share – please join us for this conversation.
Here’s the details: