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ALC Organizer/Volunteer Training and Orientation

Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Event organized by Berkeley Animal Rights Center

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The Animal Liberation Conference (ALC) is a huge undertaking that requires dozens of organizers and volunteers. If you are taking on any organizing or volunteer roles, or wish to help out, this orientation and training is for you (and pretty much required)!

We will cover
- ALC basics
- Info specific to your volunteer roles
- Radical inclusivity

What is the ALC? The ALC is a grassroots animal rights conference that takes place in Berkeley from May 23-29th. With close to 1,000 registrants from all over the world, this is the best place to learn from experts, make connections, take action and save lives.


Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.

DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at http://dxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com/Code+of+Conduct.

To learn about our vision, goals, strategy and more check out the San Francisco Bay Area chapter Activist Handbook here: https://dxe.io/sfbayhandbook

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: Most of our events are held at the Berkeley Animal Rights Center located in Suite C at 2425 Channing Way. If taking BART, get off at Downtown Berkeley station, walk south on Shattuck Ave (for 5 blocks), make a left on Channing Way, and walk another 5 blocks until you see the big red pillars - you’re here! We strive to offer walking buddies to attendees who feel unsafe walking to/from BART or other short distances in the area - please email us at sfbay@directactioneverywhere.com to request a walking buddy.

PARKING: There is a parking garage at the center (free for the first hour) and metered street parking in the vicinity. Please remove all valuables from your car.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Berkeley Animal Rights Center has stair-free access from Channing Way. The front doors of the center open to 5ft wide. The bathroom entrance is 34” wide, and there is one accessible stall with horizontal grab bars on the right and back of the toilet. The toilet is 18” high.

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail sfbay@directactioneverywhere.com.