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Council of Sustainable Activism – Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 6th
IDA’s Sustainable Activism Workshop on Developing Resilience
With Instructors Lisa Levinson & Deborah Brister

SA_img_01Join In Defense of Animals for a Sustainable Activism Workshop on Developing Resilience, the second in a series designed to help animal activists with their noble work. Campaign Director Lisa Levinson will introduce IDA’s Sustainable Activism Campaign and Instructor Deborah Brister will lead a workshop on Developing Resilience for Animal Activists. For information about Sustainable Activism, visit

As an animal advocate, we often undergo prolonged levels of stress. If we do not have coping mechanisms in place, chronic stress can affect the immune system, lead to illnesses such as depression, ulcers, diabetes, and asthma while triggering unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse. This workshop introduces the concept of resilience, which determines how well we handle trauma and tragedy.  Participants will learn practical ways to improve their resilience so they can carry on the difficult, yet rewarding role of animal advocate.

Date: Saturday, December 6th
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Heart Center, 21835 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Cost: $15 online registration (use button below), $20 door price (proceeds support In Defense of Animals & Animal Advocacy Museum)
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Instructor: Deborah Brister has been active in animal rights for nearly 40 years. She is Executive Director of the International Vegan Collaborative (, an organization that has a community of Front Line Support for animal activists. Deborah can be reached at

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