by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes, Events.

Whether you’re a seasoned animal rights warrior or fresh-faced and new to the movement, the Taking Action For Animals conference, organized by the Humane Society of the United States, has plenty to offer with inspiration and information to keep fighting the good fight for animals. This year it’s happening June 27th through the 30th in Washington, DC.

Their impressive lineup of speakers this year includes Gene Baur, President of Farm Sanctuary; Nick Cooney, Director of Education for Mercy for Animals; Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing; Nathan Runkle, Executive Director of Mercy for Animals; Doron Petersan, founder of Sticky Fingers vegan bakery and winner of “Cupcake Wars;” and Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the HSUS, and many others.

TAFA 2014 offers a variety of workshops, ranging in topics from effective communication while advocating for animals to working on a legislative level for animals, using social media to getting media coverage for your cause. Workshops will focus on animals we tend to keep in our homes as pets, animals that are unfortunately commonly seen as food, and all of our animal friends in between. The last day of the conference is a lobby day, where you can join forces with other activists and put your newly learned advocacy skills to work at our nation’s Capitol.

If you want to arm yourself with effective advocacy skills, network with other activists, support solutions for some of the problems facing animals today, avoid activist burnout, and learn more about today’s animal rights issues, consider attending the Taking Action For Animals conference this summer. Get all the details and registration information on their website.

Photo credit: Taking Action For Animals / Facebook.com

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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