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Sanctuary Weekend

August 22 - 23, 2020
Virtual

Sanctuary Weekend

Virtual

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Join us for our virtual Sanctuary Weekend event featuring both of our Sanctuaries—no plane tickets required.

Imagine: It’s a warm summer’s day at our Southern California Sanctuary, and you’re lounging in the sand with a pack of sleepy rescued pigs. In the time it takes you to stand up and kick the mud off of your boots, you’re suddenly transported to the spacious pastures of our New York Sanctuary, where you find yourself surrounded by curious goats and friendly sheep eager for your attention.

This doesn’t have to be a daydream.

Formerly known as the “Hoedown,” Sanctuary Weekend is a beloved annual event typically held at our flagship New York Sanctuary. This year, for everyone’s safety, we won’t be convening in person—but that won’t hold us back from coming together as a community. And it gives us the opportunity to visit both Sanctuaries.

As always, our rescued residents remain the heart of Sanctuary Weekend. Our lifesaving work—and the healing space that you help us provide—are essential, especially now. Our knowledgeable shelter team will share recaps of this year’s notable rescues, and take you around each Sanctuary to meet the animals.

We’ll also be creating space for the big ideas you’ve come to expect at Sanctuary Weekend, with a special panel discussion on community building featuring guest speakers. Plus, our leadership team will detail our mission and the work we’re doing to create Sanctuary for all.

We hope you’ll join us August 22-23 for an inspiring weekend rooted in compassion. Check this space for more event details and additional speakers coming soon.

2020 Speakers

Megan Watkins, CEO of Farm Sanctuary with a sheep

Megan Watkins

Farm Sanctuary CEO

Gene with Piglet

Gene Baur

Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder

Schedule

Saturday, August 22

Zoom Webinar
Note: All times in EST
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm
    Updates From Farm Sanctuary Leadership
  • 2:15 to 3:00 pm
    Acton Sanctuary Time Featuring Our Rescued Residents

Saturday, August 22

Zoom Webinar
Note: All times in EST
TIME ACTIVITY
1:00 to 2:00 pm Updates From Farm Sanctuary Leadership
2:15 to 3:00 pm Acton Sanctuary Time Featuring Our Rescued Residents

Sunday, August 23

Zoom Webinar
Note: All times in EST
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm
    Panel Discussion on Community Building in 2020
  • 2:15 to 3:00 pm
    Watkins Glen Sanctuary Time Featuring Our Rescued Residents

Sunday, August 23

Zoom Webinar
Note: All times in EST
TIME ACTIVITY
1:00 to 2:00 pm Panel Discussion on Community Building in 2020
2:15 to 3:00 pm Watkins Glen Sanctuary Time Featuring Our Rescued Residents