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

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 critical change-makers for social, food, and health justice activism.

We will have a limited number of Economic Hardship grants (full and partial) for those who are unable to afford the full price of a ticket. You can contact the organizer about this at sistahveganconference@gmail.com .

For complete details of the conference, please go here: Official Page of the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter conference.

Best,

Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Founder and Director

The Sistah Vegan Project

Contact: sistahveganconference@gmail.com

Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter 1 Question Poll to Win $20 Amazon Gift Card: Let Us Know if You Are Attending

Please answer this one question poll and scroll down more for details about the upcoming interactive web conference, The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter hosted by the Sistah Vegan Conference. Win $20 Amazon Gift Card by simply emailing the organizer with the subject head “I voted” at sistahveganconference@gmail.com .

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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 will be up to a few days more before people can register . We expect registration to be up by April 5, 2014 11:59 PM PST.

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. This is more than just a conference: it is a basically an online interactive web conference designed to train participants and leave with concrete tools to bring back to their work, communities, households, etc as critical change-makers for social, food, and health justice activism.

We will have a limited number of Economic Hardship grants (full and partial) for those who are unable to afford a ticket. You can contact the organizer about this at sistahveganconference@gmail.com .

For complete details of the conference, please go here: Official Page of the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter conference.

Best,

Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Founder and Director

The Sistah Vegan Project

Contact: sistahveganconference@gmail.com

Registration Update for Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: A Slight Delay up to April 5 2015.

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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 will be up to a few days more before people can register . We expect registration to be up by April 5, 2014 11:59 PM PST

To plan what web conference platform we need, could you please take this poll so we know how many people will potentially attend.

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. 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 critical change-makers for social, food, and health justice activism.

We will have a limited number of Economic Hardship grants (full and partial) for those who are unable to afford the full price of a ticket. You can contact the organizer about this at sistahveganconference@gmail.com .

For complete details of the conference, please go here: Official Page of the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter conference.

Best,

Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Founder and Director

The Sistah Vegan Project

Contact: sistahveganconference@gmail.com

 

The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Registration STARTS APRIL 5

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To plan what web conference platform we need, could you please take this poll so we know how many people will potentially attend.

Ticket prices for the two-day conference start at just $30.00 for students and $45.00 for non-students for 2 day access and the ability to download recorded proceedings after the event. 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 critical change-makers for social, food, and health justice activism.

We will have a limited number of Economic Hardship grants (full and partial) for those who are unable to afford the full price of a ticket. You can contact the organizer about this at sistahveganconference@gmail.com .

For complete details of the conference, please go here: Official Page of the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter conference.

Best,

Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Founder and Director

The Sistah Vegan Project

Contact: sistahveganconference@gmail.com

For more details please go to www.sistahveganconference.com

Fashionable Resistance: Afro-Vegan Bryant Terry on Your Ears

A few months ago, I let my fans know that for a future Sistah Vegan endeavor, I will be collaborating with artists and designers to make a new line of Sistah Vegan “approved” jewelry called “Fashionable Resistance”. This line will showcase the activists and scholars who have been influential for my scholarship and activism. Back in the Fall of 2014, I had written that I would love to showcase folk such as pattrice jones, Angela Davis, Bryant Terry, DJ Cavem,  Lauren Ornelas (Food Empowerment Project), Octavia Butler (vegan by the way) and Queen Afua (with proper permission from them of course).

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AFRO VEGAN PHOTO EARRINGS (above)

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Afro Vegan Stencil Earrings (above)

The kick-off event has now arrived for the Sistah Vegan Project’s Fashionable Resistance. Chef Bryant Terry is the first person to be part of our new line and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Charisma Eclectic helped with the design and making the earrings. Author of groundbreaking vegan cookbooks such as Vegan Soul KitchenThe Inspired Veganand Afro-Vegan, Terry’s work has been a significant influence on the Sistah Vegan Project’s ‘race-conscious’ approach to analyzing vegan praxis in the USA. I attended his 2009 book release party at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora. He gave a thought-provoking speech in which he spoke about his journey to producing his first solo book project. While giving the talk, the projector was stuck on showing the image of a watermelon on the wall. Terry began talking about how ‘perfect’ it was that the projector was stuck on showing the watermelon. He shared with us that he had never had a taste of watermelon until he was a teenager. Why? Because of the negative stereotypes of Black people eating watermelons, his parents wanted to protect him from the pain of living in a racist and anti-Black USA society as a Black male. Food objects such as watermelon that should be pleasurable, became a taboo to consume because of its laden socio-historical connotation with Blacks as ‘buffoons’ within the white racist imagination/narrative.  Terry’s story helped to strenghten the Sistah Vegan Project’s theory that how individuals experience ‘cruelty-free’ vegan food objects (such as watermelons)  is deeply impacted by the on-going cruelty of systemic racism.

6 years later, Terry’s work continues to engage both vegan culinary arts and critical race consciousness around the needs of communities of color, such as fighting environmental racism and acknowledging that we live in a militarized police state in which racial profiling and anti-Black ideologies rule supreme.

Bryant Terry earrings are available for order, on demand, for $25.00 (including mailing within USA) by sending an online PayPal payment to the address breezeharper at gmail dot com. In the notes field, let me know you are ordering AFRO-VEGAN PHOTO or AFROVEGAN STENCIL. (Unfortunately, WordPress won’t allow me to put a custom-made Paypal earrings button on the site. Sorry, but I hope that in the near future I will have an Etsy shoppe (or similar) up for the Fashionable Resistance line.)

Profits go directly to keeping the Sistah Vegan Project afloat. Profits and donations continue to make projects prossible– such as the upcoming Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter online conference and my latest book project. To find out more about these projects, please go here.

 

New Talk for Conference: “Locating Intersections and the Decolonization of Veganism through Black Womanist Theology”

UPDATED LIST OF TALKS for the Sistah Vegan Online Conference.

We just added this talk with

“Locating Intersections and the Decolonization of Veganism through Black Womanist Theology” | Candace Laughinghouse, PhD Candidate (Regent University)

See below the other talks and discussions we have in store for you as well.

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DATE: April 24-25, 2015 Sistah Vegan Online Conference

“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”
  • “Locating Intersections and the Decolonization of Veganism through Black Womanist Theology” | Candace Laughinghouse, PhD Candidate (Regent University)
  • “From Critiquing Thug Kitchen to Revealing Vermont’s Speciesist White Agricultural Narrative: pattrice jones tells us about her Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter as a White Ally” | Speakers: A. Breeze Harper (interviewer) and pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary
  • “‘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: TBD
  • “Black Lives [Don’t] Matter: Michael Vick and the Demonization of Blackness Among White Vegans and Animal Rights Activists”| Speaker: Harlan Eugene Weaver, PhD
  • “Animal Liberationists for No More Prisons and No More Police”| Speaker: Dr. Anthony J Nocella II
  • “Dispelling the Myth of ‘Cruelty-Free’ Commodities Within the Context of Black Lives Matter and a Racist Food System: A Dialogue Between Lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project and A. Breeze Harper”
  • “Pro-Vegan Self-Care for Racial Justice Activists: Building a Long-Term Community of Support”| Speaker: Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW
  • “Memory and Betrayal: An Inquiry into Race, Empire, and Relationship During an Era of Black Lives Matter” |Speaker: Martin Rowe
  • “Ten ways to combat racism effectively in the vegan community and mobilize activists to be advocates of intersectional issues.” | Speaker: Christian Sebastian McJetters
  • “Abolitionist Veganism and Anti-Oppression Within the Context of Black Lives Matter” | Speaker: Sarah K. Woodcock

For Speaker Bios CLICK HERE

Nominate the 2015 Anti-Racist Vegan Change-Maker ($1000)

WANT TO SPONSOR THIS CONFERENCE? CLICK HERE

OR, CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO MAKE THE CONFERENCE AND OTHER SISTAH VEGAN PROJECTS A SUCCESS BY CLICKING BELOW:

gofundme

From Critiquing Thug Kitchen to Revealing Vermont’s Speciesist White Agricultural Narrative: pattrice jones tells us about her Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter as a White Ally

UPDATED LIST OF TALKS for the Sistah Vegan Online Conference.

We just added this talk with the wonderful pattrice jones: From Critiquing Thug Kitchen to Revealing Vermont’s Speciesist White Agricultural Narrative: pattrice jones tells us about her Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter as a White Ally”. 

A few months ago, I wrote about pattrice’s brilliant new book Oxen at the Intersection, which I highly recommend to many people– especially those who want to understand the narrative that white Vermont created for itself in terms of locavorism, a ‘natural’ dairying state, and its collusion to white supremacist ways of thinking about non-human animals and ‘being green.‘ pattrice jones also wrote a critical essay about Thug Kitchen a few months ago.

See below the other talks and discussions we have in store for you as well.

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DATE: April 24-25, 2015 Sistah Vegan Online Conference

“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”
  • “Locating Intersections and the Decolonization of Veganism through Black Womanist Theology” | Candace Laughinghouse, PhD Candidate (Regent University)
  • “From Critiquing Thug Kitchen to Revealing Vermont’s Speciesist White Agricultural Narrative: pattrice jones tells us about her Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter as a White Ally” | Speakers: A. Breeze Harper (interviewer) and pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary
  • “‘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: TBD
  • “Black Lives [Don’t] Matter: Michael Vick and the Demonization of Blackness Among White Vegans and Animal Rights Activists”| Speaker: Harlan Eugene Weaver, PhD
  • “Animal Liberationists for No More Prisons and No More Police”| Speaker: Dr. Anthony J Nocella II
  • “Dispelling the Myth of ‘Cruelty-Free’ Commodities Within the Context of Black Lives Matter and a Racist Food System: A Dialogue Between Lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project and A. Breeze Harper”
  • “Pro-Vegan Self-Care for Racial Justice Activists: Building a Long-Term Community of Support”| Speaker: Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW
  • “Memory and Betrayal: An Inquiry into Race, Empire, and Relationship During an Era of Black Lives Matter” |Speaker: Martin Rowe
  • “Ten ways to combat racism effectively in the vegan community and mobilize activists to be advocates of intersectional issues.” | Speaker: Christian Sebastian McJetters
  • “Abolitionist Veganism and Anti-Oppression Within the Context of Black Lives Matter” | Speaker: Sarah K. Woodcock

For Speaker Bios CLICK HERE

Nominate the 2015 Anti-Racist Vegan Change-Maker ($1000)

WANT TO SPONSOR THIS CONFERENCE? CLICK HERE

OR, CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO MAKE THE CONFERENCE AND OTHER SISTAH VEGAN PROJECTS A SUCCESS BY CLICKING BELOW:

gofundme

“ALL Black Lives Matter: Dismantling Transphobia and Heteronormativity in Mainstream Black ‘Conscious’ Plant-Based Dietary Movement” And Other Talks

April 24-25, 2015 Sistah Vegan Online Conference

“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”
  • “From Critiquing Thug Kitchen to Revealing Vermont’s Speciesist White Agricultural Narrative: pattrice jones tells us about her Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter as a White Ally” | Speakers: A. Breeze Harper (interviewer) and pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary
  • “‘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: TBD
  • “Black Lives [Don’t] Matter: Michael Vick and the Demonization of Blackness Among White Vegans and Animal Rights Activists”| Speaker: Harlan Eugene Weaver, PhD
  • “Animal Liberationists for No More Prisons and No More Police”| Speaker: Dr. Anthony J Nocella II
  • “Dispelling the Myth of ‘Cruelty-Free’ Commodities Within the Context of Black Lives Matter and a Racist Food System: A Dialogue Between Lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project and A. Breeze Harper”
  • “Pro-Vegan Self-Care for Racial Justice Activists: Building a Long-Term Community of Support”| Speaker: Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW
  • “Memory and Betrayal: An Inquiry into Race, Empire, and Relationship During an Era of Black Lives Matter” |Speaker: Martin Rowe
  • “Ten ways to combat racism effectively in the vegan community and mobilize activists to be advocates of intersectional issues.” | Speaker: Christian Sebastian McJetters
  • “Abolitionist Veganism and Anti-Oppression Within the Context of Black Lives Matter” | Speaker: Sarah K. Woodcock

For Speaker Bios CLICK HERE

Nominate the 2015 Anti-Racist Vegan Change-Maker ($1000)

WANT TO SPONSOR THIS CONFERENCE? CLICK HERE

OR, CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO MAKE THE CONFERENCE AND OTHER SISTAH VEGAN PROJECTS A SUCCESS BY CLICKING BELOW:

gofundme