Vegans of Color

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

NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR February 27, 2015

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Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR

Nomination Deadline:

April 1, 2015.

Description of Award:

This year, the Sistah Vegan Conference is hosting the “Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Anti-Racist Solidarity Amongst Vegans of Color and Allies (Before, After, and Beyond Ferguson ).” It is scheduled for April 24-25, 2015 and will be online. We are proud to announce our new annual competition and award for the ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR.

Criteria:

Because the primary goal of the Sistah Vegan Project is to support Black cisgender women and transwomen, we require that the nominee identify as a Black woman (cisgender or transwoman) who practices veganism. Though their scholarship or activism need not be directly related to veganism or animal liberation, their work should be in continuum of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter movement…

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No More Auction Block: Black Feminist Pro-Vegan Spirituals (Singing Struggle, Singing Hope) February 7, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 1:29 am
 

Blueberry Avocado Sorbet Recipe and Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: We Can Do Both!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 1:29 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

Closed Captions for Hearing Impaired. I hope it works Out. I’m still trying to figure CC out.

Recipe:

2 Pints of Blueberries
5 pitted dates
1 large Hass Avocado
1/2 c of water
1 tsp of organic Spriulina

Blend on high for 1.5 minutes in Vitamix or comparable blender. Put into ice cream machine like a Cuisinart Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt maker. You can always had more dates to make it sweeter.

See what else the Sistah Vegan Project is up to. Yea, we do recipes, we blog, but we also are the only pro-vegan project that does things like put together critical race feminist oriented vegan conferences! Check out our Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Anti-Racist Solidarity Among Vegans of Color and Allies. coming April 24-25, 2015, online!

And we are the only project working on a critical race and decolonial analytical book about veganism, ethical consumption, hip…

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Pigs as Cops, Cops as Pigs: What Does a Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter Look Like Beyond Speciesist Depictions of Beautifully Spirited Pigs?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 1:28 am

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About an hour ago, I was looking through the work of Emory Douglas (see image below and click on it to go to the link to the book).

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I started reading through his book again today because his work, though over 40 years old, is applicable today. His images show Black people resisting the white supremacist militarized police state. The images are powerful, breathtaking, and heartbreaking. As I sifted through the pages of this genius work, I couldn’t believe that this mess was still happening today; but also felt inspired that this work is a continuum that we see in the Black Lives Matter Movement, founded by Alicia Garza.

Eerily, at the same time I was looking through Emory’s book and thinking about how to implement it into my own work, I was on Facebook looking through Vegans of Color group posts. Someone had posted a current image depicting the…

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[Event]: Breeze Harper Will Be the Keynote Speaker at Social Justice Summit, Cal State-Fullerton, February 21, 2015 February 2, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 10:43 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

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Event:Social Justice Summit: Breaking Down Barriers

Date and Time: Feb. 21, 2015. 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Talk Description: A. Breeze Harper will be giving a critical race feminist vegan oriented keynote talk from 9:15-10:15am, on Saturday Feb. 21, 2015.

For more information: http://www.fullerton.edu/volunteer/summit/

How to Get Dr. A. Breeze Harper to Speak at Your Institution or Organization

If you would like to invite Dr. A. Breeze Harper to speak at your institution or organization, please contact her by clicking here.

Dr. Harper’s most recent talk “ON FERGUSON, THUG KITCHEN &TRAYVON MARTIN: INTERSECTIONS OF [POST] RACE-CONSCIOUSNESS, FOOD JUSTICE AND HIP-HOP VEGANISM” took place at Middlebury College, Fall 2014. It can be viewed here. 

If you like A. Breeze Harper’s work, click here to find out how you can support her latest book project (in which her Middlebury lecture is based on) and Vegan Praxis of Black Lives…

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On ‘Brainwashing’ Your Children to Not be Racist As$holes (a.k.a. Oakland’s Amazing Black Lives Matter Storytime-Rally for Kids) January 5, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 10:03 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

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This weekend, I attended an amazing event in Oakland, CA. On January 3, 2015, I took my 1 , 3, and 5 year old children, with husband in tow, to a Black Lives Matter Story Time, Teach-in, and Protest event for 2-8 year olds and their families. We loved it. Below is my 3 year old daughter holding a Black Lives Matter poster, painted by the brilliant Daryl Wells. My daughter is too young, at this time, to thoroughly understand systemic racism, but there is no harm in bringing her to social justice events to plant those seeds. As I go through the process of raising my 3 children, I have reminded myself time and time again, how grateful I am that my own parents planted similar seeds of social justice, critical thinking, and compassion into my mind when I was a…

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Thug Life Geographies, Vegan Hip Hop, and Sistah Vegan Conference: 2015 Projects in the Works January 3, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 12:54 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

Happy New Year 2015 and welcome to the new Sistah Vegan Website. Search around the new site to find out what we have to offer. Many thanks to Elise Aymer for revamping the website!

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For more information about Sistah Vegan 2015 April 24-25 Conference please click on the title: “The Vegan Praxis of ‘Black Lives Matter’Challenging Neo-Liberal Whiteness While Building Anti-Racist Solidarity Among Vegans of Color and Allies (Before, After, and Beyond Ferguson)“.

For those of you who have not yet watched a lecture that best represents what my new book will be about, you can watch the talk I gave at Middlebury College, from 2014 Fall, right after this paragaph. NOTE: The audio was horribly recorded, so I apologize for that. If you can, wear headphones with the volume on high. I am unable to do CC for hearing impaired people, but I’m working on making this a…

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