Trainer and Facilitator:
Dr. A. Breeze Harper of The Sistah Vegan Project
Date and Time:
January 22, 2019. 10:00am – 2:00pm PST
- Diversity and inclusion Framework
- Approach to racial equity within animal advocacy
- Professional animal rights/vegan toolkit
In this innovative workshop via online, Dr. A. Breeze Harper, strategic consultant and national speaker, will bring you and your organization a framing of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with racial equity and animal advocacy in mind.
Many animal advocacy and/or vegan oriented organizations and individuals do not have a strong racial equity literacy or incentive to integrate more inclusive frameworks to reach their goals. Unfortunately, such a low literacy negatively affects how racial minorities such as Black people in the USA engage with animal advocacy, which impacts everyone’s potential to alleviate the suffering of non-human animals.
For this micro-workshop, Dr. Harper will introduce concepts and tools that engender alternative ways for animal advocates and organizations to integrate and implement inclusion and equity beyond cosmetic diversity. Such DEI tools will include critical social fiction and anti-racism pedagogies within the context of animal advocacy.
Participants will leave with beginner tools and frameworks to enhance how they engage with diversity, equity, and inclusion as animal advocates and/or vegans within the USA.
Limited Scholarships and Organizational Discounts Available. Contact Dr. Harper to inquire about this.
Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for Critical Diversity Solutions, a seasoned speaker, and author of books and articles related to critical race feminism, intersectional anti-racism, and ethical consumption. As a writer, she is best know for as the creator and editor of the groundbreaking anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010). Dr. Harper has been invited to deliver many keynote addresses and lectures at universities and conferences throughout North America. In 2015, her lecture circuit focused on the analysis of food and whiteness in her book Scars and on “Gs Up Hoes Down:” Black Masculinity, Veganism, and Ethical Consumption (The Remix)which explored how key Black vegan men use hip-hop methods to create “race-conscious” and decolonizing approaches to vegan philosophies. In 2016, she collaborated with Oakland’s FoodFirst’s Executive Director Dr. Eric Holt-Gimenez to write the backgrounder Dismantling
Dr. Harper is the founder of the Sistah Vegan Project which has put on several ground-breaking conferences with emphasis on intersection of racialized consciousness, anti-racism, and ethical consumption (i.e., veganism, animal rights, Fair Trade). Last year she organized the highly successful conference The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter which can be downloaded.
Dr. Harper’s most recently published book, Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014) interrogates how systems of oppression and power impact the life of the only Black teenager living in an all white and working class rural New England town. Her current 2016 lecture circuit focuses on excerpts from her latest book in progress, Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape which will be released in 2017, along with the second Sistah Vegan project anthology The Praxis of Justice in an Era of Black Lives Matter. In tandem with these book projects, she is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”
In the spring of 2016, Dr. Harper was nominated as the Vice Presidential nominee for the Humane Party— the only vegan political party in the USA with focus on human and non-human animals.