San francisco bay Area chapter
As the founding chapter, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter is the oldest and largest in the Direct Action Everywhere network. The Bay Area chapter serves as a hub for DxE and for open rescue, often hosting out-of-town activists for training. In the summer of 2016, the Bay Area chapter opened the first animal rights community center in North America - the Berkeley Animal Rights Center. They also host and organize an annual conference. The Bay Area chapter is on a quest to make Berkeley the first animal-friendly city in the world.