THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKERS OF THE YEAR
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2015.
Description of Award: This year, the Sistah Vegan Project is hosting the conference, “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-MAKERS OF THE YEAR.
Criteria: Because the primary goal of the Sistah Vegan Project is to support Black women (trans gender and cis gender inclusive) and gender non-conforming folk we require that the nominee identify as a Black woman (cis gender and trans gender inclusive) or gender non-conforming 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 is grounded in Black feminist queer theories of liberation and justice.
How to nominate: (1) Submit letter of nomination (600 words or less) that describes the crucial work that the nominee is doing, with particular reference to how it supports Black Lives Matter and dismantling systemic racism and/or systemic anti-blackness . SELF-NOMINATION IS FINE. (New to the concepts of anti-racism and systemic racism? Go here to download a free guidebook to know what we mean in terms of doing anti-racism and how racism functions as a system/structure). (2) Submit an example of their work (i.e. online portfolio of music, art; bibliography of books or articles written, blog) (3) Provide nominee’s phone and email contact information. (4) Email your nomination to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject head of: ANTI-RACIST AWARD NOMINATION.
Award and Requirements: $1000 for 3 Winners 3 people will be selected to receive an award of $1000 each that they must use towards their scholarship or activism. Within a year of receiving the award, they will be asked to provide the Sistah Vegan Project with a short report on how they have used their award. This report will be published on the Sistah Vegan website. In addition, they will have the option for their image to be turned into a stencil and placed on our new line of social justice oriented earrings: Fashionable Resistance: The Art of Critical Thinking and Changemaking.
Notification of Winning Candidate: By April 20, 2015. Public Announcement will be made during the April 24-25 conference, and the moderator or the winners (if available), will describe their work to the audience for about 5 minutes.
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