Dr. Breeze Harper is coming to speak in your town or at your organization….
…well, maybe I am coming :-). Please read more to see how you can help me come talk at your organization or school.
First of all, I just wanted to thank all of those who donated for the Sistah Vegan Project campaign to turn us into a 501 c 3. So far you have helped me raise $2180 towards my $80,000 goal.
Part of the goal of the project is for me to be able to do public speaking. I am asking for your help today on this aspect. Many of you have explained that you cannot contribute financially but would like to help out in other ways. Well, here is your chance!
Would you like me to speak at your university, organization, or institution? I would greatly appreciate an invitation to speak on critical food, critical race, critical health, or critical animal studies issues, as well as overall Black women’s concerns. I usually ask for flight and hotel to be covered in addition to a modest honorarium.
Possible topics I could speak about:
- Black women and food as healing
- Why Critical animal studies and critical race studies bolster each other
- Integrating anti-racism and critical whiteness awareness into issues of food and health
- Integrating anti-racism and critical whiteness awareness into issues of animal compassion
- Introduction to vegan philosophical alternatives to PETA and other ‘post-racial’ approaches
- Afrocentric veganism and other ‘decolonial’ forms of food and body politics
- Workshops about successfully achieving vegan pregnancies and vegan post-natal lactation and childrearing
- Talk directly about the book Sistah Vegan: Black Women Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society
- Talk directly about my new book Scars, which is about a black teen lesbian growing up in heteronormative rural white New England.
- Challenges and inspirations to being a woman of color doing studies about and inquiries into race and whiteness in academic, as well as Buddhist and vegan spaces.
Here is my events schedule for the year so you know when I am available and where I’ll be. Soon, I’ll have a public calendar available for you to refer to.
- July 5, 2013 (Trier University Germany. Video Skype.)
- August 29, 2013 (S.O.S. Juice. Oakland, CA)
- September 4-6, 2013 (Toronto Vegetarian Festival. Canada)
- September 14, 2013 (Sistah Vegan Conference. Online Web Conference)
- September 25-27, 2013 (Scripps College. California)
- March 28-30, 2014 (Dickinson College.)
If you enjoy the work I have done, if it has helped you, your organization, your students, your family, etc, and you want to see it go to the next level of a non-profit social justice organization, please contribute what you can by clicking on the GOFUNDME Link below. If you do not want to use this method, but prefer paypal, click on the link on the right upper corner of this blog page to donate via PAYPAL.
About Dr. A. Breeze Harper. Dr. Harper is the director and founder of the Sistah Vegan Project, a organization dedicated to critical race feminist perspectives on veganism, as seen through the collective experiences of Black North American females. Dr. Harper started the project in 2005. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and University of California-Davis. Her innovative ability to integrate the use of educational technologies to analyze Black female vegans food and health philosophies earned her the Dean’s Award from Harvard University in 2007 for her Master Thesis work: this is an honor only bestowed upon one candidate per program.
Dr. Harper’s knowledge about diversity within the field of food and wellness has marked her as a highly sought after paid consultant and speaker for many American universities. She has given many keynote addresses including at Boston University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Oregon, and Southwestern University. She teaches students, faculty, and staff how and why people have unique relationships to food and wellness and how these relationships are impacted by race, socio-economic class, gender, sexuality, and ability. She has published extensively, including Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010). She graduated summa cum-laude from University of California-Davis with a PhD in critical geographies of race and food.