Advanced Advocacy Workshop
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 4 PM
Tribe of Heart co-founder & filmmaker James LaVeck
Cleveland State University Student Center
2121 Euclid Avenue
Idealism + The Pursuit of Justice = Social Evolution (a workshop for activists)
The goals of social justice movements are inspiring and easy to grasp: Ending slavery; Establishing civil rights for all citizens; Stopping the exploitation and killing of our fellow animals. But when it comes to the day-to-day challenges faced while pursuing these noble goals, activists too often become burdened by conflict and confusion, leading to disempowerment, and ultimately, burn out. This workshop will explore some of the underlying causes of the confusion within ourselves, and the conflict between well-meaning activists. A special focus will be on exploring what goes wrong when the mindset of corporate culture is applied to social justice activism, as well as the inspiring lessons we can learn from past movements that changed the course of history.
The Cleveland VegFest is a FREE, all-day event, hosting a fabulous array of nationally regarded, dynamic speakers. They'll share information on all aspects of vegan living ranging from cutting-edge nutrition advice and engaging food demonstrations, to presentations on sustainable food production and environmental & social justice.
- Purchase delicious vegan cuisine from local, independent 'veg-friendly' restaurants.
- Visit our cruelty-free marketplace for finds every conscious consumer loves.
- Visit the Kids' Area for fun activities geared for the little ones.
Prior to this workshop, there will be an 11 AM screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, an award-winning documentary created by James LaVeck and his filmmaking partner, Jenny Stein.