This video features both Breeze Harper and Angela Davis. SCORE! These ladies are so inspiring, their intelligence and eloquence is off the radar. Angela Davis recently spoke at a Social Justice Conference at UC Davis, which Harper attended and asked “about extending compassion beyond humans as part of social justice and making the Occupy movement successful.”
The intersections between race, class, sexuality, and gender are so important in relation to veganism, yet we don’t talk about it enough! If you haven’t yet read Breeze Harper’s work, get on that! She is just brilliant. I love her work, which deals with veganism and critical race theory. Did you see her speak at UC Berkeley in November? I did and I bought her book soon after. Don’t cry if you missed it, you can watch the video here.
Let’s go see Breeze Harper speak at UC Berkeley! Wednesday, Nov 16, be there. »
What are you doing on Wednesday night? Going to this lecture, obvi! We can sit next to each other. Maybe compare notes (sometimes I miss college, especially that part about being in my early twenties. Just kidding! I miss
sunning on the quad the knowledge expansion!)
Although I haven’t read Sistah Vegan yet, I have watched some of A. Breeze Harper’s videos here. I’m so excited to see her in person. Any Vegansaurus readers planning on going? How will we know to sit next to each other? I’ll be wearing the coolest shirt I now own, that’s for sure! 155 Barrows is located here. I know I’ll be leaving my apt in SF 3 hours early to ensure when I get lost, I’ll still have time to make it to the event when it starts.
In case you missed it:
What: Critical Race Approaches to Animal Rights and Veganism featuring A. Breeze Harper
When: Wednesday November 16th 6 - 7:30pm
Where: 155 Barrows (UC Berkeley Campus)
It’s free! Let’s go! And you know, Saturn Cafe is right around the corner! Beer! Vegan Nachos! This is going to be a grand night, I can tell.
Happy International vegan Women’s Day! »
It’s International Women’s Day! Huzzah! I’m a woman, she’s a woman, wouldn’t you like to be a woman too? You see pals, your friend Megan Rascal was born a feminist. From jumping off the couch in a cape declaring, “Woman Man!” to hanging out at my mom’s all-female socialist print shop, I was living in it from day one. That’s why I am very excited to celebrate International Women’s Day with you! Being a woman and a vegan rules. In lots of other movements, women get pushed to the side! But not in veganism! Basically, we run shit. So let’s talk about some great female vegans!Coretta Scott King: Vegan in the last 10 years of her life, Coretta Scott King carried on her husband’s message of tolerance. She spoke out for civil rights, whether it was against the apartheid or in favor of LGBT equality. Basically, she ruled.
Ellen Degeneres: Ellen is the new American Sweetheart. It’s impossible not to like her. And now that she’s vegan? Please. I’m in love. I remember when Ellen came out on her sitcom, everyone was like, “oh no! Her career is over!” Ha! All those people can suck it now because she’s the biggest thing since Oprah.
Ingrid Newkirk: Say what you will about Peta but it’s a force to be reckoned with. As founder and president, Newkirk is super-active in her organization and one of the most well-known animal activists in the country. Even if you oppose their methods, Peta is quite a success story. They are one of the most efficiently run nonprofits I’ve ever heard of (nonprofits are my people) and have more than 2 million members and supporters.
Breeze Harper: With her blog and book Sistah Vegan, up-and-comer Harper challenges race, feminist and food politics. Dang! That’s a lot of work! And she’s not slowing down—I love the cover of the not-yet-released Sistah Species.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz: Moskowitz is top of the pops when it comes to vegan cookbooks. From NYC punk to best-selling author, Moskowitz typifies the fun, food-enthusiast attitude of the young modern vegan. Plus, her book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World really did take over the world!
So, who is on your female vegan list? Let’s celebrate some plant-loving women!
[Poster from my mom’s old print shop, Omega Press]