Jake has 4 talks to best accommodate your event.  Each talk features an accompanying photo and video presentation, is approximately 60-75 minutes long, with an additional question and answer period afterward.  Let’s organize an event near you!

From Activist to “Terrorist” 

Jake speaks about his involvement in Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA (SHAC USA) and the repression they experienced from the US government and corporate investigators, as well by the Bureau of Prisons while incarcerated. He discusses being the target of a multi-agency terrorism investigation, learning he was on a high-profile prisoners list, and navigating living a life branded as a terrorist in post-9/11 society.

Purity Politics: How Animal Liberation is Keeping Us From Animal Liberation

As the animal rights movement struggles to find footing in the broader social justice landscape, we continue to organize in a way that alienates all those around us. By looking at our own attempts at purity, and how successful movements have overcome such barricades in the past, there is hope we can build a long lasting, all-encompassing struggle.

Lessons Learned: Looking Back to Move Forward

The 1990’s saw a surge of strong, radical grassroots activism in the United States and around the globe, culminating in one of the most successful campaigns in the history of the animal rights movement – Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Sciences.  By taking a look back at over the past two decades of activism and personal stories, learning how we achieved those successes and what challenges kept us from continuing on, there is hope that a more strategic and successful movement is still possible.

A Case for Campaigns: Reflections on Vegan Outreach and Purity Politics

As we attempt to dismantle one of the most ingrained forms of oppression, are we doing more harm than good by putting so much attention and resources on individual lifestyles? Will we be able to achieve widespread systemic change through vegan outreach and moral baselines? “A Case for Campaigns” encourages us to have difficult conversations about where we have been, how we are walking in circles, and how we can hopefully move forward.

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