April Chapter Meeting @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center, Berkeley [2 April]

April Chapter Meeting


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02
April
11:30 - 14:30

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Berkeley Animal Rights Center
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, California 94704
Help us shape the direction of the local DxE community. This is the most important meeting we hold each month and is a place for discussion, strategic planning and decision making!

All working group members or prospective working group members are welcome to attend!

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
— Campaigns in Berkeley
— Forum 2017
— Activist burnout

Snacks will be served!

— Direct Action Everywhere has empowered thousands worldwide to come together and take powerful action for animals, achieving international media attention which has been increasingly widespread and positive. We created a movement and built a strong, loving community necessary to support it. Whatever your talents, experience, or interests, the new activist orientation is for you!

Activists with DxE have gone from first time protesters to brave open rescuers, from being illiterate on obtaining press coverage to negotiating with the New York Times, from being terrified at public speaking to commanding the attention of massive crowds. And they have helped countless animals in the process. The movement and the animals want *you* to be the most high impact person you can be, and you can start that process by coming to a new activist orientation,

Regardless of whether you're most interested in improving a particular skill set--such as photography, writing, tech, etc.--learning a new skill, or doing general volunteer work (e.g., folding leaflets), please come and help out!

— Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.

DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at dxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com/Code+of+Conduct.

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: Most of our events are held at the Berkeley Animal Rights Center located in Suite C at 2425 Channing Way. If taking BART, get off at Downtown Berkeley station, walk south on Shattuck Ave (for 5 blocks), make a left on Channing Way, and walk another 5 blocks until you see the big red pillars — you’re here! We strive to offer walking buddies to attendees who feel unsafe walking to/from BART or other short distances in the area — please email us at [email protected] to request a walking buddy.

PARKING: There is a parking garage at the center (free for the first hour) and metered street parking in the vicinity. Please remove all valuables from your car.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Berkeley Animal Rights Center has stair-free access from Channing Way. The front doors of the center open to 5ft wide. The bathroom entrance is 34” wide, and there is one accessible stall with horizontal grab bars on the right and back of the toilet. The toilet is 18” high.

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail [email protected]
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