Jakub Stencel has been associated with the animal rights movement for over 9 years. Currently holds a position of Director of Development in Polish animal protection organization – Otwarte Klatki, as well as in Anima International, which he co-founded. On a day to day basis Jakub is responsible for the strategic planning, data-driven development, and organizational growth, notably in the countries of Eastern Europe.
In his free time, Jakub likes the company of other animals, especially humans; team games; and learning to be wrong.
TITLE OF TALK: The Night is Dark and Full of Errors: Politics within the Animal Rights Movement
In his talk, Jakub invites you to reflect on the thing that emerges naturally in every organization and every movement, but nobody likes to speak about it – politics! We don’t enjoy it, we pretend it’s not there, we think we are better than it, but it does exist. Does politics undermine our work for animals? Does it harm the movement? Does it consume organizations from the inside? If so, can we fix it?