International Compassionate Living Festival

Shortly after its foundation, CAF began by developing “animal awareness week,” the predecessor to the International Compassionate Living Festival (ICLF) that CAF hosted for twenty consecutive years, and co-produced with the Animals & Society Institute from 2005 to 2008. The largest animal advocacy event in the southeast, ICLF brought animal advocates together for dialogue, presentations, and performances. You can listen to attendees talking about their experiences at the ICLF here. In October 2017, CAF, in collaboration with Compassion Arts Festival, revived the spirit of ICLF in a weekend of performance and presentations held at Symphony Space in New York City.