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Out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees, and due to restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Speak for Wolves 2020 will be held virtually with a shortened program. Live webinar access details will be e-mailed to all registrants prior to the conference. You can register here to secure a spot

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2019 Program

View recordings of select 2019 talks on our YouTube channel.

August 9, 2019
6 – 9pm

Opening Mixer & Fundraiser – Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St #300, Portland, OR

Reception with beer, wine, appetizers, poetry, storytelling, music, a silent auction and more!

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August 10, 2019
9am – 5pm
Conference – PSU Native American Student
and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St,
Portland, OR


9:00am — Doors open, coffee and pastries, info tables. Opening Remarks & Welcome

9:30am — Banning Wildlife Killing Contests, Jill Fritz – Humane Society of the United States

10:30am — Debunking Myths: Social and Ecological Truths about North American Large Carnivores, Haley Stewart and Amanda Wight – Humane Society of the United States

12:00pm — WolfWays: a wolf education program designed for children Pre-K through 8th grade – Joanie Beldin and Sheila Redman

12:30pm — Lunch provided (vegan; GF options available)

1:45pm — The Return of the Sea Wolf, Chiara Rose – Pacific Coast Organizer, Endangered Species Coalition

3:00pm — Letter to Litigation, Alexandra Monson – Litigation Fellow, Animal Legal Defense Fund

3:30pm — Overcoming the Heavy Weight of Tradition and the Persisting Structures of Bureaucracy, Lynn Cullens – Executive Director, Mountain Lion Foundation

4:15pm — Wolf Activism: An Expression of Our Deepest Selves, Amaroq Weiss – Senior West Coast Wolf Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity

August 11, 2019,
10:30am – 1:30pm

Film Screening & Panel Discussion- Multnomah County Central Library, US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR

10:30am — Doors open, coffee and pastries; opening remarks & welcome

11:00am — Call to the Wild: Why Wolves Howl

11:15am — Intro to Pacific Wild and #SaveBCWolves campaign

11:30am — “Great Bear Rainforest” film screening

12:30pm — Panel Discussion: When Art and Activism Collide: Impact in Challenging Times, Lindsay Marie Stewart – Creative Director, Pacific Wild, and Laurie McConnell – “Systems Wrangler” and Community Outreach Specialist, Pacific Wild

Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors:
Corrine Nugent-Hayes
Mountain Rose Herbs
Sedona Wolf Week
The Center for Biological Diversity
Mountain Lion Foundation
Pacific Wild
Northwest Animal Rights Network
Northeast Oregon Ecosystems
The Humane Society of the United States
Wolf Ways

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