CARE - Conference on Animal Rights Europe, 2-5 November 2017 in Vienna

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Creative Dissent English talk by Paula Meninato (United States)

Laura Vicuña: Seminar room, first floor

Why Imagination is the Critical for Social Change

We cannot achieve social change by continuing to repeat the same actions. Strategies peak in effectiveness when they are new, so we must utilize our imagination to formulate new strategies and re-invent old ones. This discussion will analyze the structure of political organizing, effective creative campaigns, and display examples of artists who use their work as a tool for social change. While the presentation will focus on animal rights, most of the examples will come from other social movements that have successfully accomplished significant objectives.

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