WHAT IS BEARING WITNESS?
Bearing witness is being present in the face of injustice and trying to help. Tolstoy says we all have a duty to bear witness.
THE SAVE MOVEMENT GOALS
The goals of regular vigils at slaughterhouse are to encourage people to adopt a nonviolent, vegan lifestyle, and, just as importantly, to nurture advocacy, activism and organizing on the part each participant. They document the animal victims and the activists via photos and videos and use social media to spread global awareness and activism.
The long term goal of The Save Movement is for there to be Save groups at every slaughterhouse and to create a mass-based, grassroots movement for animal justice.
WHY USE A TOLSTOYIAN/GANDHIAN LOVE-BASED APPROCAH?
They use a non-violent, love-based approach to community organizing as a means of being the change we want to see in the world. The approach is inclusive and welcoming to all.
With your help the majority of funds will go towards global initiatives, save organizing tours and start up funds and vigil grants for new and existing groups. The global initiatives include anything from billboard ad campaigns, film screenings.
The Save organizing tours enable activists to travel to countries and regions and meet local organizers, help get new groups started and support them. The vigil grants support groups on a local level with initiatives such as all day vigils with special guests, merchandise for fundraising and other events.
You can learn more on their website: THE SAVE MOVEMENET