Earthling Ed Event
June 17, 2018 – An Activist Workshop
Earthling Ed’s online activism involves creating educational content including street conversations, where he focuses on talking to the public about the morality of eating animals in order to encourage positive discussion and debate. He also produces educational resources in order to help transitioning vegans as well as activists.
He is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, a creative grassroots animal rights organisation that creates well-orchestrated demonstrations, outreach events, films and campaigns with a focus on positive community building. In 2016 they started the annual Official Animal Rights March and in 2017 they released the documentary Land of Hope and Glory and launched The Big Vegan Activism Van. He is also a Save Movement organiser.
He is currently travelling across the UK in the The Big Vegan Activism Van, doing full days of on-campus virtual reality outreach as well as giving speeches and screening Land of Hope and Glory to university students, whilst also supporting local activism and attending Save Movement vigils.
Learn More at www.earthlinged.com
Dani Alexander of Houston Animal Activism
Dani Alexander is a growing figure of the Animal Rights community. She worked to form several animal activism organizations. She has been a notable member of PETA for her work against SeaWorld and the dog labs of Texas A&M, and was instrumental in the removal of mink lashes from a local eyelash retailer. Dani lives and works in Houston, Texas.
Renee & Tommy
Renee King-Sonnen, a native Houstonian, is the Executive Director and Founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary in Angleton, Texas. She remarried her husband Tommy Sonnen, a multi-generational cattle rancher in 2009 and moved to the ranch. She fell in love with farm animals, having no idea her life was about to transform. After witnessing time and again the baby calves going to the sale barn she became extremely depressed. In October 2014, she went vegan as a result and began researching factory farming and the compassionate alternative, farm sanctuaries. She desperately consulted with leaders in the vegan movement, determined to do whatever she could to create sanctuary out of what was once a beef cattle operation in the heart of cattle country.
- 2:30pm – 3:00pm Registration
- 3:00pm – 3:55pm Introduction/ Renee and Tommy speak
- 4:00pm – 4:25pm Dani from Houston Animal Save speaks
- 4:30pm – 5:30pm Earthling Ed speaks
- 5:30pm – 6:00pm Earthling Ed Q&A
- 6:00pm – 7:30pm Rowdy Girl Sanctuary tour and relaxed exit