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[Video] Keynote Talk: Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: Why Vegan Healing is Crucial for Racial [Trauma] Healing September 10, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 1:06 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

I gave a keynote talk at 330pm in Toronto on Sept 8 , 2013 at 330 pm for the 29th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival in Toronto. It was called “Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: Why Vegan Healing is Crucial for Racial [Trauma] Healing.”  This was not vegan proselytizing, but rather, a way to show how I use critical race, critical animal, and critical food studies as methods to talk about how systemic racism and capitalism affect health and wellness.

Overall, the festival was an amazing experience. I truly appreciated the openness of the audience of my lecture, the diversity of faces, and the interactive discussion and Q&A session at the end. And yes, I will admit that it is less stressful to be in an environment in which so many people already have a critical race literacy for a post 2000 era that does not deny that systemic racism is still…

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