@Earth First! 23rd-25th February 2018

For all Animal Liberationists, Animal Rights and Vegan activists: past, present and future. Join us at Earth First! to meet; share practical skills and ideas; and learn together how to make Animal Liberation happen.

UPCOMING: Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February - Winter Moot 2018!

WHAT: A weekend of campaign updates and networking from Earth First! and the Animal Liberation Movement in solidarity with Sheffield Tree Action.

EVERYONE IS CREW. This is a DIY event, there’s no paid staff, no organising hierarchy, no big budget, everyone’s a volunteer. Please join the spirit and take the initiative to help, or offer to help with whatever you see that needs doing.

THE BASICS: It will be an indoor sleeping space so bring sleeping bags and mats. If you have any questions or requirements please email liberationforum@riseup.net. Arrive Friday from 6pm for an evening meal and leave Sunday at 4pm. Cost per person is from £25 to £30 which includes accomodation and full vegan meals but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

OPPRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR. We have a philosophy of achieving Total Liberation for all human and non-human animals through Direct Action. A Safer Spaces Agreement is operated by a mediation team to manage oppressive behaviours. Racism, ageism, homophobia, sexism, transphobia, ableism or prejudice based on ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, gender presentation, language ability, sexuality, asylum status or religious affiliation is unacceptable. A safer spaces policy will be posted here closer to the event.

SUMMER GATHERING 2018: This year it will be held from 15th-20th August, location is yet to be confirmed.

We believe that all UK Animal Rights Groups should always have a policy of inclusion, welcoming anyone into the ranks regardless of race, creed, gender, religion or sexuality. Our movement has been forced over the years to confront and exclude people who have been proved to be Racist or Fascist but now numerous groups are refusing to do this, which has made meetings and events unsafe for all minority and oppressed groups of people. We declare that our group and all events, activities and demonstrations will be Safe Spaces, free from Racism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Sexism, Ableism, Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and bigotry in all of its forms. We are calling on all other animal rights groups to step up against Racism and Fascism like we have done to show what a UK Animal Rights Organization is prepared to stand for! Promote a more ethical attitude to both humans and animals and join us in collaboration with our policy against Racism and Fascism within the Animal Rights & Vegan Movement!