Chris Van Breen

ChrisChris Van Breen is co-founder of the international grassroots animal activist network Direct Action Everywhere. He started organizing in 1995, when he became a leader with a Latinx-focused youth mentoring program. He still works for human rights causes, but after a touching moment with a cow named Berne, he spends much his free time fighting for animals.

Chris leads nonviolence workshops around the country. He works with the East Point Peace Academy and the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee to further the dream of institutionalizing and internationalizing nonviolence, including by offering trainings to all, focusing on the animal rights movement.

He is inspired by his family, who fought for farm workers with Cesar Chavez, and by every activist who confronts injustice.