Students who join the Advocacy Institute gain the knowledge, skills, and community to be effective advocates in the movement to end factory farming.
Institute students deepen their understanding of the impacts of factory farming through readings and workshops on climate change and biodiversity loss, animal ethics and farmed animal suffering, impacts on wild animals, human health, and pandemics, and social justice issues for workers in the industry and communities near factory farming facilities.
They learn skills to lead change in their communities, and are introduced to careers in animal, environmental, and social advocacy. Students also form lifelong friendships and communities through their Institute meetups and through their membership after completing an Institute term in FFAC’s Leadership Collective.
The Advocacy Institute is supported by foundations and by individual donors.
“FFAC is evidence itself that there is a growth in this movement” - High School Advocate
“Having a really strong theoretical foundation on the intersections in this movement is so important. This program helped me to see intersectionality as so much more than a buzzword” - College Advocate
“This isn’t just a haphazard group of recent grads who are protesting. This program is channeling capable advocates into careers which make this movement stronger” - College Advocate
“This program has made me feel so much less alone, and much more empowered in my activism” - High School Advocate
“As an environmental scientist, it’s so important to learn about the environmental impacts of factory farming. When I first joined this program, I didn’t know a thing about factory farming, but I have learned so much, and have gained confidence in my skills as an advocate” - College Advocate