Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
Mark Jordan Live Guest Chat.
ARZone is pleased to announce Mark Jordan as this week's Live Chat Guest.
Mark Jordan stopped knowingly purchasing and/or consuming products derived from other animals in 1995. He rapidly thereafter transitioned into living vegan. Mark also first became involved in environmental/animal activism in 1995, and his participation in it since has ranged from 24/7 to the related burnout.
In 2011, he co-founded a new animal rights group, Respecting Animals, which focuses primarily on outreach, but also engages in anti-speciesism protesting.
Mark’s varied past also includes: two years as a Peace Corps volunteer; six months working with Haitians in refugee camps in Cuba; canvassing and doing public outreach for several environmental groups; and many years as a swimming coach.
Mark has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Lewis and Clark Law School. In law school, Mark acquired certificates in both Animal Law (within the Environmental Law program) and Criminal Law, as well as holding board positions on Animal Law Review and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Mark is active in the National Lawyers Guild, through which he has been a legal observer coordinator for Portland, Oregon and has legal observed for countless protests, marches, etc. (approximately half of which have been animal-related). Mark currently works as an attorney in Eugene, Oregon.
Mark welcomes the opportunity to engage ARZone members this weekend on a range of topics, including his work on behalf of human and other animals, his animal rights group, Respecting Animals, and his philosophies in general.
ARZone is supportive of education, critical thinking, rational discourse, and aims to provoke intelligent dialogue about issues that most concern members of the animal advocacy movement.
ARZone does not endorse or promote the views of its guests and forum participants; ARZone does endorse and promote creative education efforts.
This is an event for which questions must be submitted to ARZone prior to Midnight GMT, Wednesday 4 January via email to Carolyn@ARZone.net.
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Last updated by Carolyn Bailey Dec 31, 2011.