Ondine Sherman, MA - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Voiceless, the animal protection institute
Over the last year, Voiceless is striving to become the home of Animal Protection Education in Australia. They are creating high-quality, free Animal Protection Education (APE) resources for high-school educators. APEs encourage students (ages 12-16) to think critically about animal protection. Designed by educators for educators, APEs are free, time-saving resources with classroom activities aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Voiceless has created three APEs with many more coming soon - Dolphins in Captivity, Broiler Chickens, Legal Personhood and an accompaniment to the novel, Lives of Animals, by Nobel Laureate JM Coetzee. They are also working on Factory Farming and Fish Sentience. This session will share their strategy and lessons learned along the way.
About our Speaker:
Ondine Sherman is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Voiceless, the animal protection institute. She is the author of YA fiction, SKY (2017, The Author People) and memoir, The Miracle of Love (2013, Allen & Unwin). Ondine holds a BA in Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney, and an MA in Environmental Education from Macquarie University. She is an Ambassador for Action for Dolphins and Director of conservation NGO, This is My Earth (TiME). Ondine writes on animal protection regularly in the media, and her opinion pieces have been published in Sydney Morning Herald, AlterNet, Mamamia, and more. In 2012, Ondine was Nominated by Cosmopolitan for the "Fun, Fearless, Female" Award. She presented the Commencement Speech for Macquarie University in 2011 and in 2009 was nominated as Australia's top 10 Community Leaders by News Limited & Microsoft. Ondine now lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and three children. Her mischievous street cats, loyal dogs, and ex-battery chickens all keep her extraordinarily entertained.
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