Vegans of Color

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Foodie-Tech Apps Worth Millions Won’t Kill the Neoliberal Racist Capitalist [Food] System May 25, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 1:40 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

I just saw this video on CNN (Will Blue Apron Kill your Grocery Store?). So many questions and comments have popped into my head. Here are my thoughts as a critical race feminist researcher within the discipline of critical food studies and critical pedagogies of consumption. I have been thinking about what role do foodie-tech app companies worth tens of millions of dollars have in dismantling (or colluding with) a neoliberal racist capitalist [food] system..

Like all these food tech startups, yes, foodie-tech startups like Blue Apron and similarly highly successful foodie-tech start-ups will change the way of eating and make it ‘easier’ and ‘kill’ YOUR grocery store-

-But wait, who is ‘you’ and ‘your’?

Unpacking ‘You’ and ‘Your’

Does ‘you’ and ‘your’ include those living in spaces of environmental racism?  Are we talking about the nearly enslaved and abused mostly latino migrant workers who pick the very produce they…

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Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Solidarity Among Vegans of Color and Allies web conference starts tomorrow April 24-25 2015 April 23, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 1:47 pm

veganpraxisblm(fb)Just wanted to send a friendly reminder that the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Solidarity Among Vegans of Color and Allies web conference starts tomorrow: http://www.sistahveganconference.com . Economic hardship scholarships are still available. A ticket grants you free access to the recordings, which is great if you can’t make the entire conference’s live talks and workshops. 

The Feminist Wire (http://thefeministwire.com/2015/04/vegan-praxis-black-lives-matter-and-water-rationing-a-conversation-with-dr-a-breeze-harper/) published an article about it and so did Cuisine Noir (http://www.cuisinenoirmag.com/theme/at-the-intersection-of-veganism-and-human-rights-with-dr-a-breeze-harper). 

 

[VIDEO] Black Rage and Ethical Consumption in an Era of Neoliberal Whiteness: UWisconsin-Madison April 13 2014 Talk April 17, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 12:52 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

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I gave a talk on April 13, 2015 at University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was called Ethical Consumption and Black Rage in an era of Neoliberal Whiteness (Ferguson Remix).

Here is the video above. Sorry, the audio isn’t so good. But, if you have access to earphones I suggest you wear them. Closed Captioning feature doesn’t seem to understand me, so I’m working on that.

And her is info about the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter conference that I mention in the video: http://www.sistahveganconference.com

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Hemp seeds for racial tension headaches: Building solidarity with mainstream vegan products companies for Black Lives Matter April 13, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 12:47 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

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Today, another well known vegan products company responded to my request for sponsorship for our conference with a “no”. They explained that they simply cannot do it because they receive too many requests to say no to. I answered them in a appreciative letter, letting them know that their products have been essential for my healthy pregnancies and the new book I am working on.

I think most mainstream vegan products companies probably don’t think about the ‘racial healing’ aspect of their ingredients. I am hoping that my letter can get them and many other companies who take a ‘post-racial’ approach to their marketing and meaning of their products, to think about the possibility of partnering with the Sistah Vegan Project in the future and enact solidarity with anti-racism movements with something as ‘simple’ as hemp seeds, Spirulina, kale and other super food ingredients I suggest for racial healing.

I assume…

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Registration and Ticket Purchase Now Available for the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter Conference. April 24-25 2015. April 3, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 5:54 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

Registration and Ticket Purchase is Now Available Here.

Click on Poster for full conference details.

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We hope you will be able to attend the upcoming interactive web conference, The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter (April 24-25, 2015).

You may have received a newsletter yesterday that said registration for the conference will open on April 1. We do apologize, but due to technology challenges, it took a little longer, but now it is finally up. You can register and purchase tickets here

Ticket prices start at $30.00 for students and $45.00 for non-students for 2 day access and the ability to download recorded proceedings after the event.  We also have group pricing as well.

This is more than just a conference: it is a basically an interactive web conference designed to train participants to leave with concrete knowledge and tools to bring back to their work, communities, households, etc as…

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The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Registration Opens April 1, 2015 March 29, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 2:03 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

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For more details please go to www.sistahveganconference.com

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Sistah Vegan Conference Update: List of Talks and Speakers March 6, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 7:06 pm

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

April 24-25, 2015 Sistah Vegan Online Conferece

“The Vegan Praxis of ‘Black Lives Matter': Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Anti-Racist Solidarity Among Vegans of Color and Allies (Before, After, and Beyond Ferguson )”

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Click Here for Full Description of Conference

Workshops, Discussions, and Talks (Tentative and Growing)

  • “Funding Pro-Vegan Anti-Racist Projects: Challenges and Strategies in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era” | Panelists: Alissa Hauser and Dr. A. Breeze Harper”
  • “‘The Pig is a Filthy Animal': Challenging Speciesist ‘Race-Conscious’ Black Liberation Rhetoric (Before, After, and Beyond Ferguson) | Speaker: TBD
  • “Dear White People, Black Lives Matter: An Introductory Workshop For White Vegans on Being an Ally”| Speaker: TBD
  • The Origins of the Criminalization of Blackness in the Context of a ‘Race Neutral’ Analysis and how it Helped Shape Policing Policies” | Speaker: Liz Ross
  • “ALL Black Lives Matter: Dismantling Transphobia and Heteronormativity in Mainstream Black ‘Conscious’ Plant-Based Dietary Movement” | Speakers

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