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1 March 2016
You are cordially invited to attend
UPC’s  5th Annual
Conscious Eating Conference

Conscious Eating: 
Local, Organic, Plant-Based – What are the Most Compassionate Choices?

The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers from across the country to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and other animals. Leading farmed animal advocates are coming to share their knowledge and expertise with us.

You don’t want to miss this exciting day of information exchange and advocacy support!

Saturday, March 19th
10 am – 6 pm
David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA



This year we will focus on the myth of humane labeling, media and messaging, and what animals have taught us about our own humanity. As stories are a powerful way to portray a message, we will feature a Fiction and Children’s Writing Panel with leading authors sharing their narratives. Below are just a few of the nine influential speakers who will be coming to share the wisdom of many years of dedication to farmed animal causes.

Students are free with ID, $15 pre-register, $25 at the door. Register today to save $10! Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included in the ticket price.

Registration: www.upc-online.org/forums/2016


Featured Speakers


Mad Cows, Queer Ducks, and Unconventional Sheep:
What I've Learned about Intersectionality
from Animals at VINE Sanctuary

Presented by pattrice jones

pattrice jones

pattrice jones is a founder of VINE Sanctuary, an LGBTQ-led refuge for farmed animals that works within an ecofeminist understanding of intersectionality, as well as the author of The Oxen at the Intersection: A Collision. A former tenant organizer and antiracist educator who has taught college and university courses on the praxis of social change, pattrice writes and lectures frequently on the subjects of activist strategy and intersectionality, encouraging everybody to think more ecologically.



Our Virtual World:
Impacting Videos to Help Animals

Presented by Donny Moss

Donny Moss is the creator of TheirTurn.net, an online animal rights magazine with video and print news stories, commentary and calls to action. In 2008, Moss made BLINDERS, an award-winning documentary film about NYC’s controversial horse-drawn carriage trade. BLINDERS, which aired on the Documentary Channel, won a Genesis Award and was screened at film festivals nationwide. He is currently leading a grassroots campaign to compel the NY Blood Center to reinstate funding for 66 chimps who the organization abandoned in Liberia after experimenting on them for 30 years.

Donny Moss



How Not To Be Vegan

Presented by Robert C. Jones

Robert C. Jones

Robert C. Jones earned a PhD in philosophy from Stanford University where his doctoral research focused on the moral significance of nonhuman animal cognition. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the National Museum of Animals and Society. Jones has published numerous articles and book chapters on animal ethics, animal cognition, food ethics, and research ethics, and has given nearly forty talks on animal ethics at universities and conferences across the globe.



Please Join Us!

This event is sponsored by United Poultry Concerns
and the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy.

For more information and to register visit:


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