Intersectional Initiatives

Reproductive Justice & Bodily Autonomy

Autonomy Now!

NARN is working with the Puget Sound Mobilization for Reproductive Justice on critical bodily autonomy and reproductive justice issues facing the Puget Sound area.

Food Apartheid

Plant-Based Food Access For All!

As part of our growing intersectional work, in 2023 NARN will focus on initiatives combating food apartheid in communities that have historically suffered from a scarcity of quality food due to systemically racist and prejudiced policies.

Climate Justice

Shift The Burden!

Animal agriculture is a main driver of climate change. NARN works to combat climate change for the sake of all humans and nonhumans suffering from a heating globe. NARN works to hold those who contribute most to climate change accountable while also working to alleviate the burden of climate change on nonhuman animals and humans.

Intersectional Justice Community Coalition

PNW Intersectional Power

We take the “Network” in NW Animal Rights Network seriously! NARN is currently building a space for social justice community leaders, activists, and academics. This coalition is intended to organize PNW organizations that may come from separate areas of activism but that all have a common goal(s). Stay tuned for more info during spring 2023!

Domestic Violence & Companion Animal Law

Protect All Beings From Family Violence

Domestic violence survivors face many barriers while attempting to escape, rebuild, and heal from dangerous situations caused by an abuser. Survivors will often times remain in dangerous situations because there are no resources available to protect family companion animals from an abuser, and many survivors are unwilling to leave companion animals behind with an abuser.

NARN is currently working on reforming WA State domestic violence policy to better protect survivors and their family members, including strengthening protections for companion animals.


What is IJ?

The Northwest Animal Rights Network is an intersectional organization that operates under vegan principles for the rights of all sentient beings. The term “intersectionality” was coined by activist and Critical Race Theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw. See Professor Crenshaw talk about the importance of intersectionality and “bearing witness” here

Animal rights for social justice

In this interconnected world, a win for nonhuman animals is a win for human animals. Learn about the connection here. Many animal rights organizations are now wise to the serious entanglements of human and nonhuman rights issues, and work to address accordingly in an increasingly more interconnected way respective of the world we find ourselves within. For example, see our friends at the Food Empowerment Project and at Plant-Based Food Share!

Sentient Rights

NARN advocates for the rights of all sentient individuals, including all humans. Find out why here.

PNW Community Events Calendar

NARN is working to build a Community Justice Calendar for the purposes of consolidating social justice events across the PNW. We hope to develop a robust event hub that lists events from social justice movements united in a common goal to end injustice in an exploitative capitalist system. 

In an effort to get connected and organized across justice movements, please help us populate this Community Justice Calendar. 

If you are involved with or following other organizations or movements that host events around the PNW, please share their events with us at


Activist Support Programs Free Resource Library

Justice, Equity, and Belonging at NARN

Equity & Inclusion Programs Helpful Community Resources (coming soon!)