Vegans of Color

Because we don’t have the luxury of being single-issue

July 26, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 1:34 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

I recorded this for Turning Wheel’s 2012 food justice series in response to the ad I saw while walking down University Ave in Berkeley CA this summer 2012…

…and wanted to repost it for Sistah Vegan. Go here to follow Turning Wheels’ Buddhist oriented food justice series. For the hearing impaired, Turning Wheel transcribed it.

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July 11, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 12:38 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

Just another reminder that an infant in the USA can like raw greens and ‘healthy’ foods. I say USA because most people in the USA claim that kids ‘naturally’ won’t like vegetables. Just get them started early. Eva Luna is 11 months old and sees me drinking green smoothies every morning. Generally, babies want to do what their parental figures and older siblings do. She screams for it if I can’t give it to her fast enough. She is my green baby. THE RECIPE IS BELOW BUT DO NOT GIVE YOUR BABY THE ENTIRE DRINK. I DRANK MOST OF IT.

This smoothie has:

  • 1.5 c chopped Dandelion greens
  • 1 c chopped Lacinato Kale
  • 1″ cube of Fresh Ginger
  • 1/8 c chopped Fresh red peppermint
  • 1 Pinkerton Avocado
  • 1 Pitted date
  • 1.5 tsp Spirulina
  • 1.5 tsp Sol Raiz Maca Root Powder
  • 1/4 c Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • 25 oz water

Baby girl…

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 12:37 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

Extended deadline for Abstracts is September 15, 2012. Final completed piece deadline: February 15, 2013.

You can email me your abstracts (approximately 2 paragraphs) at the email address sistahvegan(at)gmail (dot). Com

Click on the above video to hear about Brotha Vegan , the sibling to Sistah Vegan book.

This anthology isn’t only about veganism. It’s actually critical perspectives and arts coming from a black male vegan consciousness. You can talk about veganism, but you can also talk about other topics that intersect with your vegan consciousness. What are the ways in which black vegan males think about:

  1. Hip hop culture and vegan activism
  2. Environmental and nutritional racism
  3. Meat eating as a “masculine” stereotype
  4. Class and food access
  5. Structural racism’s effects on food acces
  6. “Obesity” and diabetes in the African American community
  7. Access to clean water as a race, class, and gender issue.
  8. PETA
  9. Going Green; green jobs; green economy
  10. Fatherhood

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 12:36 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

New Sistah Vegan Project Webinar:

Beyond “Cruelty-Free”: A Critical Race and Decolonial Approach to USA Ethical Consumption

Instructor: A. Breeze Harper (PhD Candidate)

Date: August 18, 2012; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST.

Webinar Cost: $30

Pre-requisites: Though all are welcomed to enroll, this class is for beginners who are curious about how race, class, and ableism operate within consumption philosophies. Open-mindedness and willingness to listen to ideas about privilege and power that is silenced in the mainstream vegan and alternative healthy foods rhetoric is also required.

Length: 2 hours (1 hour lecture; 1 hour for questions and discussion with your webinar mates)

Spaces left: Update as of July 25 —>6 out of 10 (If I get a lot more people interested than expected, I will offer this class more than once. Don’t worry if the spaces fill before you can register).

Technology requirements: high…

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