On Sundown towns, Trayvon Martin, and Environmental Justice
I also wanted to share with you that I have registered for school. Wahoo! Thank you all for your generous donations. I almost have everything that I need to pay off the bill that I just received last week. I am $900, short, so if you would like help with donations I appreciate it. This will help me be enrolled for spring and summer. I accept paypal donations to the email address breezeharper (at) gmail (dot) com. Your donations help me do the work that I do and I truly appreciate it.
Below is how I have been ‘productive.’ Many of my fans have asked if I have anything new coming out, so here you go. Coming summer 2012….
I have written a chapter for the edited volume Doing Nutrition Differently, which will be released by Ashgate Press. It is edited by Jessica and Allison Hayes-Conroy. My chapter is tentatively titled: “Doing Veganism Differently: Racialized Trauma and the Personal Journey Towards Vegan Healing.” I approach vegan nutrition from a decolonial angle.
I have written a piece for Deportate, Esuli e Profughe an online journal of women’s memory. The title of my piece is called “Afrocentricism and Revolutionary Black [Eco]-Feminism: Queen Afua’s Vegan Kitchen.” This will be released in summer 2012 as well.
I video-recorded my keynote talk I gave at University of Oregon-Eugene on April 7, 2012. You can get the video of it here: http://wp.me/pzDsy-nV . It was an Environmental Justice conference put together by the Coalition Against Environmental Racism. I think it went “well” if you consider the fact that Eva Luna kept me awake all nite and then I had to wake up at 530 (after finally falling asleep at 430) to catch my morning flight. I love how babies don’t understand they should sleep when it is dark and that they should not want to play.
I will be in Denver, CO April 27-29 to participate in the Brown Suga Youth Festival. Hope to see some of you there!