Sanctuary: Reflecting on Refuge
a conference about care and purpose at farmed animal sanctuaries

September 29-30, 2017
Location: Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Hosted by VINE Sanctuary and Wesleyan Animal Studies

For more details go to the website here

The conference will be comprised of paired talks and panel discussions. We envision talks to be engaging and broadly accessible (not papers); the panel discussions will be lively conversations among panel participants. Please send expressions of interest to by March 30, 2017, including: 1) a brief description of the topic you would like to address, and 2) a brief bio.

If you would like to attend but aren’t interested in presenting, you can be in touch about that too. We will be raising funds to try to include sanctuary workers who are interested in participating and need financial assistance to attend.

Confirmed speakers include: Elan Abrell, Susie Coston, Karen Davis, Sue Donaldson, Katie Gillespie, Lori Gruen, pattrice jones, Justin Van Kleeck, Will Kymlicka, Indra Lahiri, Melody Martinez, Timothy Pachirat, Brenda Sanders.

Following the conference, there will be an opportunity to visit to VINE Sanctuary on Sunday October 1, 2017 for all who are interested.