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Direct Action Everywhere Open Meeting

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Date:
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time:
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Wayne Hsiung
Location Details:
125 2nd St., Oakland, CA

Direct Action Everywhere is a group of animals that uses creative and confrontational tactics with the goal of animal liberation. We have a monthly open meeting to discuss/modify our core principles, talk about upcoming actions, and most importantly, meet you!

Beforehand we'll be having a discussion with a guest speaker and fellow DxE activist Wayne Hsiung.

What causes oppression and violence? The individual? The community? The culture? Lawyer, writer, and behavioral scientist Wayne Hsiung will offer three stories of violence (a racist bully; a community that struggles with sexual assault; and an entire culture that suddenly goes haywire with bigotry and bloodshed), from three levels of human social interaction, and show how direct action can transform all three levels with liberatory memes.

Speaker Bio

Prior to entering the practice of law, Wayne was a National Science Graduate Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , where he studied behavioral science and economics, and the Harry N. Wyatt Scholar and Olin Law and Economics Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He served on the faculty at Northwestern School of Law, as a Searle Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Law from 2006-2007, where he focused on First Amendment and Environmental Law and published research on climate change that was reported on in the New York Times.

Wayne has worked on various social justice campaigns since 1999, including campaigns against capital punishment and for low-income youth, and has been involved in the animal rights movement since 2001. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his four children -- two dogs, Lisa and Natalie, and two cats, Joan and Flash.
Added to the calendar on Fri, May 17, 2013 2:52PM
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