Presentations

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Want to spread awareness in your school or community? Grassroots education is the core of our mission, and every year we speak to thousands of people about the social justice and ecological impacts of our food system. 

Our free 45-minute presentation is a must-see for people who care about food, for people who care about people, and for people who like seeing cute animal pictures.

The presentation can be adapted for a wide range of audiences. We have specialized versions for elementary, middle, high school, and college level, as well as businesses, non-profits, and faith communities.

We can also tailor the content to best meet the interests of the group - factory farming affects such a wide array of topics, we can speak on health/nutrition, animal welfare, social justice, environment/sustainability, women's rights/gender issues, economics, or world politics.

Sign up today for a free presentation!


Past Presentations

Conferences

Animal Place Farmed Animal Conference (Grass Valley, CA)

Best of Both Worlds Conference (Estes Park, CO)

Boston Vegetarian Society Monthly Education Seminar (Allston, MA)

Buffalo Niagara Green Festival (Buffalo, NY)

Camp Kindness - Catskill Animal Sanctuary (Saugerties, NY)

Corporate Control of the Food System Symposium (Berkeley, CA)

Hidden in Plain Bite: Overlooked Opportunities for Food System Reform (San Francisco, CA)

Justice Begins with Seeds (Seattle, WA)

Massachusetts Dietetic Association Annual Nutrition Convention (Norwood, MA)

Microsoft Green Kids Conference (Mountain View, CA)

Oakland Veg Fest

Portland Veg Fest

Richmond Vegetarian Festival (Richmond, VA)

San Francisco Earth Day

San Francisco Vegetarian Festival

Soil Not Oil International Conference (Richmond, CA)

Sonoma County Veg Fest

Tucson VegFest

Tzu Chi Collegiate Association Leadership Conference (New Jersey)

Women's Conference, St. Mary's College (Oakland, CA)

 

Non-Profits, Businesses, and Community Organizations

Aditazz (Palo Alto, CA)

Adobe (San Jose, CA)

Afghan Women's Organization (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Annmarie Skin Care (Berkeley, CA)

Berkeley Youth Alternative (Berkeley, CA)

Black Vegetarian Society (Dallas, TX)

Blue Rose Cafe (Los Angeles, CA)

Boston Public Health Commission 

Breathe California of San Jose (San Jose, CA)

Brookline Health Department (Brookline, MA)

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Sol (New York, NY)

California Department of Public Health (Richmond, CA)

Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (Sebastopol, CA)

Deborah's Palm (Palo Alto, CA)

D-Beatstro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

East End Food Co-Op (Pittsburgh, PA)

eBay

Embassy House (San Francisco, CA)

Ethical Society of Northern Westchester (Ossining, NY)

Eugene Vegetarian Education Network (Eugene, OR)

Exygy (San Francisco, CA)

Gresham Grange (Gresham, OR)

Humanist Community of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)

Humanists of Greater Portland (Portland, OR)

Institute of Noetic Sciences (San Francisco, CA)

International Visitor Leadership Program: Chinese Food Safety Delegation

Lake Merrit Breakfast Club (Oakland, CA)

Miyoko's Kitchen HQ (Fairfax, CA)

Natural Resources Defense Council (San Francisco, CA)

New York Society for Ethical Culture (New York, NY)

Oakland Sunrise Rotary Club

Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles Chapter

Pinterest (San Francisco, CA)

Purple Sprout (Wheeling, IL)

Putting Down Roots Sustainability Salon (Pittsburgh, PA)

Real Food Challenge - Webinar

Richmond Vegetarian Society (Richmond, VA)

Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture (Riverdale, NY)

Salesforce.com (San Francisco, CA)

Santa Clara County Animal Activists (San Jose, CA)

Senior Retirement Group for Federal Employees

Shiloh House

Sierra Club Sonoma Group, Board of Directors

Studio 89 (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Texas Campaign for the Environment (Dallas, TX)

Toastmasters International (San Rafael, CA)

Tzu Chi Foundation (San Jose, CA)

Tzu Chi Foundation (Santa Rosa, CA)

Tzu Chi Foundation (San Dimas, CA)

Tzu Chi Foundation (Reston, VA)

Vegans in Tech (San Francisco, CA)

Wellness Central (San Francisco, CA)

Youth United for Community Action (East Palo Alto, CA)

 

Faith Communities

Al-Rassool Islamic School (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Al-Risala Academy (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School (Mississauga , Ontario, Canada)

Berkeley Friends Church (Berkeley, CA)

Berkeley Hillel (Berkeley, CA)

Beth Israel Judea (San Francisco, CA)

Blue Crescent Islamic School (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Chadeish Yameinu (Santa Cruz, CA)

First Unitarian Universalist Church (San Francisco, CA)

Islamic Institute of Toronto (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)

Kehillah Jewish High School (Palo Alto, CA)

Jewish Federation (San Francisco, CA)

Noor Children's Islamic School (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Patten Academy of Christian Education (Oakland, CA)

Santa Cruz Hillel (Santa Cruz, CA)

Sayeda Khadija Islamic Centre (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Tayyibah Islamic Academy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Temple Isaiah (Los Angeles, CA)

Um Al Qura Islamic School (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)

Understanding Islam Academy (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

 

Colleges & Universities

Boalt Law School

Lewis and Clark Law School

New York University Law School

UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

Adelphi University: Health Course (Garden City, NY)

Aims Community College: Public Speaking (Greeley, CO)

Berkeley City College: Health Course (Berkeley, CA)

Borough of Manhattan Community College: Criminal Justice (New York, NY)

Borough of Manhattan Community College: Writing 101

Bronx Community College: Yoga Class (Bronx, NY)

Cal State East Bay: Community Health (Hayward, CA)

Cal State East Bay: Environmental Science

Cal State East Bay: Public Health

Cal State East Bay: Sociology

Cal State Fullerton: Human Communication Studies

City College of San Francisco: Economics (San Francisco, CA)

City College of San Francisco: Interdisciplinary Studies

City College of San Francisco: Psychosocial Nursing

City College of San Francisco: Women's Studies

College of William and Mary: Business Course (Williamsburg, VA)

Colorado School of Mines: Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (Golden, CO)

Colorado School of Mines: Beta Beta Beta Club

De Anza College: Earth Week (Cupertino, CA)

De Anza College: Baylands Festival (Cupertino, CA)

Denver Community College: Argumentation (Denver, CO)

Denver Community College: Sociology

Dutchess Community College: English Course (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Duquesne University: Environmental Policy Student Organization (Pittsburgh, PA)

Elon University: Food Health, and Society (Elon, NC)

Evergreen University

Front Range Community College: Public Speaking (Westminster, CO)

Front Range Community College: Technical Writing

Front Range Community College: Women in Social Movements

George Brown College: Muslim Students' Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Hudson County Community College: HUM 128 - Food and Culture (New Jersey)

Hofstra University: Health Course (Long Island, NY)

Holy Names University: Bay Area Social Justice Forum (Oakland, CA)

Holy Names University: Social Entrepreneurship

Hostos Community College: Expository Writing (Bronx, New York)

Hostos Community College: Environmental Studies

Hostos Community College: Food Studies

Hostos Community College: Public Speaking

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College: Ecology (Richmond, VA)

LA City College: Political Science Courses

LA City College: English Course

LA City College: Biology Club

LA Valley College: Sociology Club

LaGuardia Community College: English Course (Long Island City, NY)

LaGuardia Community College: Environmental Psychology

LaGuardia Community College: Sociology 

LaGuardia Community College: Urban Sociology

Las Positas College: ESL Course (Livermore, CA)

Lewis and Clark College: Environmental Sociology (Portland, OR)

Lewis and Clark College: Social Permaculture

Lewis and Clark College: Animal Studies

Lincoln High School (Portland, OR)

Merritt College: Business Course (Oakland, CA)

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Local, Organic, Gardening Club (Denver, CO)

Mills College (Oakland, CA)

Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

New York University: Animal Cruelty Conference

New York University: Animal Rights Club

New York University: How to Change the World - Advocacy Movements and Social Innovation

Ohlone Community College: Biology Club (Fremont, CA)

Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

Pierce College: Earth Day event (Woodland Hills, CA)

Pierce College: Environmental Ethics

Pikes Peak Community College: Environmental Science (Colorado Spring, CO)

Portland Community College: English Courses (Portland, OR)

Portland Community College: Environmental Science from a Biological Perspective

Portland Community College: Gender Studies

Portland Community College: Health and Fitness for Life

Portland Community College: Health, Food, and the Environment 

Portland Community College: Individual Sustainability

Portland Community College: Personal Health

Portland Community College: Philosophy of Ethics

Portland Community College: Sociology 206 - Social Problems 

Portland Community College: Women's Studies

Portland State University: Feminists for Environmental Justice (Portland, OR)

Queensborough Community College: Health Course (Bayside, NY)

Red Rocks Community College: Contemporary Social Problems (Lakewood, CO)

Red Rocks Community College: Deviant Behavior

Red Rocks Community College: Environmental Ethics

Red Rocks Community College: Environmental Sociology

Red Rocks Community College: Intro to Sociology

Reed College: Greenboard (Portland, OR)

Regis University (Denver, CO)

Rutgers University (New Jersey)

Ryerson University: Muslim Students' Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Salt Lake Community College: Environmental Science (Salt Lake City, UT)

Salt Lake Community College: Health Course

San Jose State University: Environmental Sciences 181 (San Jose, CA)

San Jose State University: Engineering/Writing

San Jose State University: Food Science

San Jose State University: Globalization

San Francisco State University: Critical Thinking

San Francisco State University: ECO Student Group

San Francisco State University: College of Business MBA Program

San Francisco State University: Residential Housing

San Francisco State University: Race, Gender, and Science Fiction

Santa Rosa Junior College: English Course (Santa Rosa, CA)

Santa Rosa Junior College: Speech and Communication

Seattle University: Power and Persuasion in Environmental Policy

Stanford University: Farm to Fork Series (Palo Alto, CA)

Stanford University: Food Justice Course

Stanford University: Social Justice Course

State University of New York at Oswego: Alpha Delta Eta (Oswego, NY)

State University of New York at Oswego: Argumentation and Debate

State University of New York at Oswego: Persuasion

State University of New York at Oswego: Persuasion and Social Movements

State University of New York at Oswego: Students for Global Change

State University of New York at Oswego: Zeta Chi Zeta

St. Mary's College: Business Ethics (Oakland CA)

St. Mary's College: Ethics of Eating

St. Mary's College: Gender Studies

St. Mary's College: Green Religion

St. Mary's College: Health and Wellness Center

St. Mary's College: Intro to Business 

St. Mary's College: Sociology 125

UC Berkeley: Residential Sustainability Education Coordinators

UC Berkeley: Bare Abundance 

UC Berkeley: Berkeley in the Global Food System

UC Berkeley: Cancer 101 (DeCal)

UC Berkeley: Communicating Sustainability

UC Berkeley: Critical Animal Studies

UC Berkeley: Ecofeminism 

UC Berkeley: Environmental Science, Policy, and Management C193A

UC Berkeley: Health Innovation (DeCal)

UC Berkeley: Joy of Garbage

UC Berkeley: Law and Our Food System

UC Berkeley: Organic Gardening and Food Justice

UC Berkeley: Public Health

UC Berkeley: Water and Human Rights

UC Berkeley: Social Justice

UC Berkeley: Tzu Ching

UC Berkeley: Animal Welfare Service Project

UC Berkeley: ASUC Sustainability Team

UC Berkeley: Students for Nutritional Advocacy and Community Wellness

UC Berkeley: Zero Waste Movement

UC Berkeley: Wolf Co-op

UC Berkeley: Chi Omega Sorority

UC Berkeley: Beverly Cleary Dormitory

UC Berkeley: Clark Kerr Dormitory

UC Davis: P.E.A.C.E.

UCLA: Bruins for Animals Club (Los Angeles, CA)

UCLA: Residence Hall

UCLA: Sustainability Dormitory

UC Santa Cruz

University of Colorado: Vegan Justice League (Boulder, CO)

University of Michigan: Topics in Environmental Social Science - Anthropological 

Perspectives on Environmental Conflict (Ann Arbor, MI)

University of Mount Union: Environmental Policy (Alliance, OH)

University of the Pacific: Food, Culture, and Society

University of Portland (Portland, OR)

University of Puget Sound: ECO Student Group

University of San Francisco: Associated Students of USF (ASUSF) Senate (San Francisco, CA)

University of San Francisco: Environmental Ethics

University of San Francisco: Environmental Justice

University of San Francisco: Nutrition

University of San Francisco: Public Health

University of San Francisco: Writing

University of Toronto: Environmental Conference (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

University of Toronto: UofT Veg Club

University of Washington: Medical Center (Seattle, WA)

Virginia Commonwealth University: Earth Day event (Richmond, VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University: Globe Program

Virginia Commonwealth University: Green Unity Club

Virginia Commonwealth University: Socially Responsible Teachers

Wesleyan University: Animal Welfare Club (Middletown, CT)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

William Paterson University: Public Sociology/Civic Engagement (Wayne, NJ)

Yale University: School of Forestry and Environmental Management (New Haven, CT)

 

High Schools

Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco, CA)

Accelerated Schools (Denver, CO)

Adams City High School (Commerce City, CO)

Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Amundsen High School (Chicago, IL)

Appomattox Regional Governor's School (Petersburg, VA)

Arapahoe Ridge High School (Boulder, CO)

Atlee High School (Mechanicsville, VA)

Aurora Central High School (Aurora, CO)

Balboa High School (San Francisco, CA)

Benson Polytechnic High School (Portland, OR)

Bergen County Academies (Hackensack, NJ)

Berkeley High School (Berkeley, CA)

Beverly Hills High School (Beverly Hills, CA)

Bishop O'Dowd High School (Oakland, CA)

Blind Brook High School (Rye Brook, NY)

Boulder Prep High School (Boulder, CO)

Byram Hills High School (Armonk, NY)

Casa Grande High School (Petaluma, CA)

Chicago Tech Academy (Chicago, IL)

Clarkstown High School North (New City, NY)

Clarkstown High School South (West Nyack, NY)

Cleveland Charter High School (Reseda, CA)

Cleveland High School (Portland, OR)

Colorado Charter High School (Denver, CO)

Community High School (Richmond, VA)

Compassion Road Academy (Denver, CO)

Crescent Valley High School (Corvallis, OR)

Curie Metropolitan High School (Chicago, IL)

David Douglas High School (Portland, OR)

De Anza High School (El Sobrante, CA)

Denver Inner City Parish (Denver, CO)

Delphi Academy of Campbell

Doherty High School (Colorado Springs, CO)

Dwight Morrow High School (Englewood, NJ)

East Oakland PRIDE

East High School (Denver, CO)

East Side Community High School (New York, NY)

Eastern Senior High School (Washington, D.C.)

Estes Park High School (Estes Park, CO)

Fairview High School (Boulder, CO)

Fort Collins High School (Fort Collins, CO)

Fox Lane High School (Bedford, NY)

Freeman High School (Henrico, VA)

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology (San Francisco, CA)

Garfield High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Gary Comer College Prep (Chicago, IL)

Gateway High School (Denver, CO)

Gateway High School (San Francisco, CA)

George Washington High School (Denver, CO)

George Washington High School (San Francisco, CA)

George Wythe High School (Richmond, VA)

Golden High School (Golden, CO)

Grant High School (Portland, OR)

Hackensack High School (Hackensack ,NJ)

Hidden Lake High School (Westminster, CO)

Highland Springs High School (Richmond, VA)

Holy Names High School (Oakland, CA)

Huguenot High School (Richmond, VA)

Huron High School (Ann Arbor, MI)

Inglewood High School (Inglewood, CA)

Instituto Health and Sciences Career Academy (Chicago, IL)

Irvington High School (Fremont, CA)

Jefferson High School (Edgewater, CO)

John Marshall High School (Richmond, VA)

John Wooden High School (Reseda, CA)

Jones College Prep High School (Chicago, IL)

Kehillah Jewish High School (Palo Alto, CA)

Lenape High School (Medford, NJ)

Lick Wilmerding High School (San Francisco, CA)

Life Academy High School (Oakland)

Lowell High School (San Francisco)

Madison High School (Portland, OR)

Manteca Unified School District (Manteca, CA)

Matoaca High School (Chesterfield, VA)

Memorial High School (Elmwood Park, NJ)

Midlothian High School (Midlothian, VA)

Mission San Jose High School (Fremont, CA)

MIT Academy (Vallejo, CA)

Monacan High School (North Chesterfield, VA)

Monarch High School (Louisville, CO)

Mt. Diablo High School (Concord, CA)

Niwot High School (Niwot, CO)

Northwest Prep Charter School

New Roads School (Santa Monica, CA)

The Nueva School (San Mateo, CA)

Nyack High School (Nyack, NY)

Oakland High School

Oakland Technical High School

Open High School (Richmond, VA)

Palo Alto High School

Panorama High School (Van Nuys, CA)

Park City High School (Park City, UT)

Patrick Henry High School (Ashland, VA)

Peak to Peak Charter School (Lafayette, CO)

Phoenix High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Pomona High School (Denver, CO)

Prairie View High School (Henderson, CO)

Raoul Wallenberg High School (San Francisco, CA)

Richmond High School (Richmond, CA)

Rise Up Community High School (Denver, CO)

Salesian High School (Richmond, CA)

San Antonio High School (Petaluma, CA)

San Leandro High School

Santa Monica High School (Santa Monica, CA)

Sheldon High School (Sacramento, CA)

Skyline High School

Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (Colorado Springs, CO)

Sturgis Charter Public School (Hyannis, MA)

St. Catherine's High School (Richmond, VA)

St. Vincent de Paul High School (Petaluma, CA)

Summit Academy High School (Denver, CO)

Theodore Roosevelt High School (Washington, D.C.)Summit Academy High School (Denver, CO)

Tennyson High School (Hayward, CA)

Venture Prep High School (Denver, CO)

Vista Academy (Denver, CO)

Vista Ridge High School (Colorado Springs, CO)

Woodrow Wilson High School (Los Angeles, CA) 

 


 

Testimonials

All of the students felt that the presentation was valuable and agreed that we should have it again next year. We had them write their main takeaways, which included “I really enjoyed the lecture and had never heard these things before” and “The lecture is definitely enlightening.”
–Instructor of Food Justice Course at Stanford University

“The FFAC presentations are an interesting and inspiring way to accomplish a wide spectrum of educational goals, whether it is introducing students to the adverse effects industrialized meat production or to dive in further about the global ramifications. My students were engaged the entire time and continued to discuss it days after the presentation.”
–AP Biology Teacher, Irvington High School

“This presentation gave me a broader perspective. I've always wondered how one person can make a difference... now I know.”
–High School Geography Student

“This presentation has changed the way I think about food choices by making me more aware. I may not completely change all my food habits, but I'm more conscious of what I'm eating, and what's going into the food.”
–High School Social Studies Student

“This presentation has shown me that finding a better way to eat gives us a better world to live in.”
–High School Modern World History Student