Friday, September 29, 2017


4:30 – 5:30pm: Opening Session

Sue Donaldson (Research Fellow, Queen’s University)

pattrice jones (co-founder of VINE Sanctuary)

Will Kymlicka (Professor, Queen’s University)

Moderator: Lori Gruen


5:30 – 7:00pm: Reception

Photography Slideshow, by Isa Leshko and Cameron O'Steen


7:oo – 9:00pm:  Grief and Witnessing Group Exercise and Discussion

Facilitator: pattrice jones


Saturday, September 30, 2017


9:00 – 10:45am:  How We Work: Questions about Sanctuary Organization and Care

Juliana Castañeda Turner (Director, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary)

Kellie Heckman (Executive Director, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries)

Kathy Keefe (Shelter Director, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary)

Judy Woods (founder of Pigs Peace Sanctuary)

Moderator: Katie Gillespie


11:00am – 12:00pm: Sanctuary Ethos and Social Justice in Action 

Lori Gruen (Professor, Wesleyan University)

Melody Martinez (Oregon Program Manager, Social Justice Fund NW)

Moderator: Katie Gillespie


12:00 – 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45 2:15pm: The Public Faces of Sanctuaries 

Claire Camblain (PhD Student, University of Geneva)

Susie Coston (National Shelter Director, Farm Sanctuary)

Elan Abrell (Farmed Animal Law & Policy Fellow, Harvard University)

Indra Lahiri (founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary)

Moderator: Lori Gruen


2:30 – 3:30pm: The Role of Sanctuaries in Animal Liberation

Karen Davis (President, United Poultry Concerns)

Timothy Pachirat (Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst)

Moderator: pattrice jones


3:30 – 5:00pm: Expanding Notions of Sanctuary 

Reyna Crow (Idle No More, Duluth) 

Katie Gillespie (Animal Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Wesleyan University)

lauren Ornelas (founder/director, Food Empowerment Project)

Brenda Sanders (Thrive Baltimore)

Moderator: pattrice jones


Sunday, October 1, 2017


Optional field trip to VINE Sanctuary (depart Middletown 8:30am, return by 5pm)