Today is the first day of the 10 Billion Lives summer-long outreach at Vans Warped Tour! Two different crews will be following the famous music festival from coast-to-coast, educating young concert-goers about the truth behind meat, dairy, and eggs and helping them move toward a vegan diet. Meet the first crew that will kick off this exciting season of outreach!
Jillian Lowry (driver) is from Cleveland, Ohio and has been a vegan for nearly 10 years. After learning about the various forms of exploitation occurring in the animal agriculture industry, she knew animal rights was her calling. Jillian participated in animal rights activism while earning her Master’s in Ireland and continues to support the cause in the USA. Just finishing off last semester’s 10 Billion Lives National Tour, she is excited to drive the crew across the country for Warped Tour! Go Jillian!
Radish (crew leader) has mostly been involved in vegan outreach/animal rights activism (FARM, peta2, Vegan Outreach, Direct Action Everywhere, etc.), but is also involved with anarchist/community organizing (like Food Not Bombs). Radish cares deeply about environmental, feminist, and LGBTQ+ rights issues. This is Radish’s THIRD Warped Tour with FARM, in addition to a fall semester of outreach with the 10 Billion Lives Southwest tour in 2014. Great to have you back, Radish!
Raven Corrigan is from Chicago, Illinois, and has been one of FARM’s top coordinators in our Compassionate Activist Network! Through CAN, Raven has done leafleting and pay-per-view events. They have also been a fantastic volunteer every time the 10 Billion Lives tour comes to their area. Raven is a current college student and has been vegan for 3 years. Great to have you on tour, Raven!
Karly Placek joins the crew from Monroe, Wisconsin. Karly was the founder & president of the Ithaca College Animal Rights club! She earned her BA in Documentary Studies. Karly has volunteered with Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York. Fun fact: She can identify nearly any species of primate. Welcome aboard, Karly!
Lydia Harris is currently a student at New York University. After 8 years of vegetarianism, she has now been vegan for one year. She has interned with Farm Sanctuary, Mercy For Animals, and Farm Animal Rights Movement; volunteered with Missouri Wildlife Rescue Center; is a co-organizer of Vegan P:OWER Events; and is an undergraduate representative for Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Wow! Great to have you, Lydia!
As you can see, we have a fantastic crew of compassionate change-makers all set to get our Warped Tour outreach off to a great start! We are so thankful for the dedication of these individuals to spend their summer #SavingAnimals!
Volunteers are needed for every USA stop along the way! Check dates HERE and submit a volunteer application HERE. Can’t help out in person? Your donations keep the tours going all summer long! Every $1 donated = 1 more person reached with our life-saving message! Make your tax-deductible donation HERE.