Rachel Atcheson (Deputy Strategist), “Politics, Policy and Animals” (Yale Law School Law, Ethics & Animals Program)

Event time: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sterling Law Building Room 128 See map
127 Wall Street
Event description: 
Join the Yale Animal Law Society for a conversation with Rachel Atcheson about her experience working within several local government positions and grassroots activism roles throughout her career as an advocate for animal welfare concerns. As the former Grassroots Director of The Humane League, Rachel was responsible for growing the Campus Outreach program’s growth from 18 to 52 campuses nationwide. She then moved on to work in the New York City Mayor’s Office as the Animal Welfare Liaison, the only position of its kind in the country. In this position, Rachel worked on numerous initiatives, including the banning of wild animals in the circus and a Meatless Monday pilot for Brooklyn public schools. In Rachel’s current position as Deputy Strategist for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, she works on nutrition initiatives, healthy eating resources for individuals, and municipal support for urban agriculture.
Co-sponsored with the Yale Animal Law Society and Yale Food Law Society.