Hey Portland, Eugene, and Denver — Upcoming Events

by Will Potter on October 15, 2012

in News

Will Potter and Jake Conroy speak in Eugene OregonI’m heading out west for a few speaking events that I’m really looking forward to.

At two of the events I’ll be presenting with Jake Conroy, a long-time animal rights activist who was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his involvement in one of the most successful animal rights campaigns in history: Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC USA). Jake will discuss being the target of a multi-agency terrorism investigation, learning he was on a high-profile prisoners list, and navigating living a life branded as a terrorist in post-9/11 society. I’ll discuss how corporations manufactured the idea of “eco-terrorism,” and why all social justice activists are at risk.

Wed. October 17, 2012
University of Oregon
“From Activist to Terrorist: Will Potter and Jake Conroy”
McKenzie 221
RSVP to the Eugene, OR event on Facebook

Thurs., October 18, 2012
Portland State University
“From Activist to Terrorist: Will Potter and Jake Conroy”
SMSU Rm 228 1825 SW Broadway
RSVP to the Portland, OR event on Facebook

Sat., October 20, 2012
Lewis & Clark, Animal Law Conference
“Ag-gag Laws: Suppressing Speech and Activism”
9:30 -11 am
I’ll be discussing the corporate-led attempts to criminalize undercover investigators who expose animal welfare abuses.

Tues., October 23, 2012
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
I’ll be discussing how anti-terrorism and surveillance laws passed since 9/11 are applied to non-violent activist groups, especially in the environmental and animal rights movements.
Noon to 1pm


If you’re in town I hope you can make them, or help spread the word!

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