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How Vegans Can Prevent and Manage Infighting

9.00 a.m. CET

Melanie Joy

Thursday, September 7

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Infighting among vegan advocates and within vegan organizations comes at a huge cost. It takes a tremendous amount of resources out of the movement and causes vegans to feel betrayed, demoralized, and fearful of being on the receiving end of an attack. Infighting is a major obstacle to the success of both vegan organizations and the movement more broadly. 

In this workshop, Melanie Joy explains the causes and consequences of infighting, as well as practical ways to prevent and manage the problem. She guides participants through experiential exercises so they can integrate and practice new skills and understand how to apply a variety of new tools. She also facilitates discussions in order to help address the infighting participants are currently experiencing. This unique and empowering workshop can help vegans cultivate more resilient organizations and a more impactful movement.