Laura Tapp

Laura Tapp

Activist

Laura is a passionate advocate for human and non-human animals, with years of experience in human rights and social change philanthropy. She has studied nonviolent resistance and mobilisation extensively, most recently completing the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict’s course People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance, which further formulated her understanding of nonviolent resistance and mobilisation.

Sunday
1:00

Let’s Get Strategic! Why Nonviolent Resistance Works

Animal liberation activists around the globe are making headlines, but isolated acts of protest can lack efficacy if they’re not part of a larger sustained movement. Aspirations to unify large groups of people under a collective agenda can seem idealistic, but research tells us only 3.5% of the population is needed to create revolutionary change. Strategic, nonviolent resistance is key to any such movement’s growth and success. Looking back on the success and failures of prior civil resistance movements, including the detrimental effects of violence, Laura will explore ways we can build and strengthen the animal liberation movement.

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