BUILDING BRIDGES OF COMPASSION
BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS
THROUGH EXCITING AND
VISUALLY-RICH STORY TELLING.

TAKE ACTION. SPREAD THE WORD.

              

PROGRAMS

WIDENING OUR CIRCLE OF COMPASSION
THE INVISIBLE ANIMALS IN OUR LIVES
WE ANIMALS: STORIES OF LOVE AND LIBERATION
WE ANIMALS: JO-ANNE'S JOURNEY AND ADVENTURES AS AN ANIMAL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHER


Widening Our Circle of Compassion
This slide show presentation aims to engage students in stories about our relationships with animals around the globe. The audience will meet:
  • Rescued gorillas in West Africa
  • A chicken in a wheelchair
  • Activists risking their lives to save whales in the Antarctic
  • Bears at a sanctuary in Vietnam
  • Regular people making a big difference in the lives of animals
The bigger picture is that our eyes are opened to the lives of animals around us, and to the roles we play, and can play, in their quality of life. By widening our circle of compassion to include animals we learn that we are not only agents of our own lives but also citizens of the world who share in the responsibility for making our communities, and the planet, safe and happy for all of us animals. We learn that all of our choices matter and that we can all use our skills to be positive agents of change.

Intended audience: school groups, roughly ages 10 to 18
Duration: 45 minutes to an hour with additional time allocated for Q&A (minimum 10 minutes)


The Invisible Animals in Our Lives
This slide show presentation takes students on an undercover journey with me as I document parts of society that we aren't meant to see. Though some of the imagery is challenging and shocking (but not graphic) the emphasis of the presentation highlights the amazing stories of rescued animals as well as the work done by people who are helping to improve the lives of animals who are used in the entertainment, food, clothing and experimentation industries.

The bigger picture is that our eyes are opened to the lives of animals around us, and to the roles we play, and can play, in their quality of life. By making animals visible, we learn that we are not only responsible for our own lives but also citizens of the world who share in the responsibility for making our communities a great place for non-human animals as well. We learn that all of our choices matter and that we can all use our skills to be positive agents of change.

Intended audience: school groups, roughly ages 10 to 18.
Duration: approximately 40 minutes with additional time allocated for Q&A (minimum 5 minutes).


We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation
This slide show presentation is geared towards people who are involved with or interested in animal rights issues around the globe. Difficult photos will be shared but the emphasis of the presentation is on the amazing and joyful work taking place worldwide to help animals. The presentation aims to reveal, inspire, motivate and help usher an age of empathy. It is also about how we can all find and use our own skills to take part in this movement.


Intended audience: animal-related organizations, animal rights groups, pot luck series, colleges and universities.
Duration: 45 minutes to an hour with additional time allocated for Q&A (minimum 5 minutes).


We Animals: Jo-Anne's Journey and Adventures as an Animal Rights Photographer
As the title suggests, this slide show presentation is about Jo's journey as a photographer. Rather than focusing on the technical aspects of photography, it's about finding our own unique path and voice as storytellers and artists. Jo-Anne will share stories about some of the amazing people and animals that she has documented for We Animals, and will encourage the audience to share their stories and ideas as well. Jo-Anne and the group will also discuss the trials, tribulations and triumphs of being a photographer, how to grow as a photographer, and the importance of mentorship.

Intended audience: photography workshops and panels, travel workshops, art and photography courses at colleges and universities, grades 11 and 12 art and photography classes.
Duration: 45 minutes to an hour with additional time allocated for Q&A (minimum 10 minutes).