Caregiving Is Activism: Microsanctuaries in Theory & Practice
Hello fellow animals!
The first official edition of RCP’s newsletter will be arriving to your inbox soon, but before then we wanted to share a very exciting announcement!
At The Radical Companionship Project we hold a particular focus on caregiving, the politics of it and its necessary place within the animal liberation movement. In this spirit, Alastor (Justin) Van Kleeck (they/them) founder of Triangle Chicken Advocates sanctuary and The Microsanctuary Movement, will be doing a special presentation for The Radical Companionship Project…
‘Caregiving Is Activism: Microsanctuaries in Theory & Practice’ will explore the role of microsanctuaries as a form of vegan activism. Microsanctuaries, which can be as small as one human caregiver providing sanctuary to one rescued nonhuman, are more accessible and dynamic sanctuary spaces founded on principles of radical antispeciesism and collective liberation. We will discuss the theory of microsanctuaries in the context of antispeciesist approaches to species who aren't commonly seen as companions, as well as the practice of rescue, caregiving, and education. We'll also look to the future of animal liberation to discuss how microsanctuaries can fit into existing models of radical human activism such as mutual aid networks.
The presentation will happen online, Thursday 10 February 2022 at 18:00 GMT. It is a free event — although donations to Microsanctuary Resource Center are encouraged. Please share with friends and comrades and learn more at the link below!