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

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 4:12 pm

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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:

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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

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

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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