Creating Safer Spaces

Community

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A safer space is one that strives to eliminate any oppressive actions, behaviours, and language. These include, but are not limited to racism, sexism, ageism, classism, ableism, transphobia, and heterosexism.       Note:  It is important to remember that priority must be given to the person who feels uncomfortable, offended or oppressed.  Everyone should be able to be comfortable within … Read More

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Community, Resources

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Strong interpersonal skills are important in activism. Outreach is most effective when we can understand our audience and target our message and approach. Media stories and letters to the editor are more useful when we’re mindful of our audience. Animal rights groups and organizations are stronger when we can communicate effectively and when we convey our appreciation for one another. … Read More

Problems with In-Fighting

Activism, Community

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If you are active with an animal liberation group, you have probably witnessed in-fighting. Strategic differences or personality clashes that lead to a group disbanding, lead to animal rights groups gossiping about one another, and lead to people leaving the movement. The problem with in-fighting is that it accomplishes nothing. Instead, it: Governments, police, and evil corporations have historically used … Read More