Lady Freethinker (LFT) Founder and President Nina Jackel is presenting alongside more than 20 other animal activists and experts, including headliner Moby, at this year’s Farmed Animal Conference E-Summit (FACES), hosted by Animal Place farmed animal sanctuary.
“These experts and leaders are addressing some of the most urgent issues of our time, from the devastating death toll of aquatic animals to building a bigger, more inclusive movement,” said Animal Place Program Director Kelcie Leach in a press release.
The pioneers of change — including filmmakers, scientists, journalists, activists and authors — will speak about how to expand the animal rights movement, increase visibility for animal rights issues, and support one another, according to the event’s website.
Nina will discuss how activists can use the internet and social media to advocate for animals in a segment titled Getting the Message Out with Online Activism.
“Thank you to FACES organizers for creating this impactful event,” said LFT Founder Nina Jackel. “I’m honored to be granted this opportunity to speak, and encourage everyone to keep getting the word out about farmed animals’ suffering.”
Other speakers include journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell, philanthropist Philip Wollen, neuroscientist Lori Marino, community organizer Soul Eubanks, United Poultry Concerns President Karen Davis, documentarian Keegan Kuhn, vegan activist Gwenna Hunter, director Shaun Monson and more.
Expert panel discussions will feature Miyoko’s Creamery Founder Miyoko Schinner and Nicole Sopko, vice president of Upton’s Naturals.
Registered attendees will also be invited to watch the Aug. 1 premiere of GUNDA, a documentary by filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky and Executive Producer Joaquin Phoenix that focuses on animal sentience by following the daily lives of a mother pig, two cows, and a chicken.
The conference, which is co-organized with the streaming channel Plant-Based Network, will take place online from Aug. 2 to Aug.8. It will feature three speakers daily and is free with pre-registration. Those who register for a nominal fee, which will support Animal Place’s rescue work, will be able to access the speakers’ videos after the event and also will receive other perks.
To register for FACES 2021, visit the Summit’s website here. You can also RSVP or share information about the event by visiting the Facebook page, as well as joining the FACES Facebook group here.