DUBLIN VEGFEST 2023

Christopher Sebastian McJetters in conversation with Jake Conroy on Disinformation and Elitism within the vegan communities

24 Sep 2023
13:00-14:00
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Christopher Sebastian McJetters in conversation with Jake Conroy on Disinformation and Elitism within the vegan communities

Christopher Sebastian is a journalist, technical writer, and adjunct lecturer. He teaches in the School of Journalism, Media, and Visual Arts at Anglo-American University in Prague. He writes about food, politics, media, pop culture, and (of course) animals.

Jake Conroy has been an activist since 1995, organizing and participating in successful local, regional, national and international pressure campaigns. He helped build the foundation of the grassroots campaign SHAC USA, and was arrested by the US government for his role. Dubbed the SHAC7, Jake and his co-defendants were found guilty and he was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison. Currently, Jake hosts the podcast Radicals & Revolutionaries and can be found online as the Cranky Vegan, where he helps reimagine the tactics, strategies and optics of the grassroots animal rights movement.

Learn how right wing extremists and sympathizers co-opt the language of social movements to isolate and neutralize the efforts of radical activists through coordinated campaigns of disinformation that drive infighting and incite internal division…and then learn what to do about it!