Veganism of Color Mini Conference - NYC 2019

Veganism of Color Mini Conference - NYC 2019

From Julia Feliz

We are raising money to help make the Vegans of Color mini conference happen in late summer of 2019 through the help of our community so that we can make it as accessible as possible.

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The Vegans of Color conference in 2018 was a welcome platform for Vegans of Color as a space for us to speak about veganism and how it affects our communities and experiences as we work towards consistent anti-oppression to reach our own. This means that, as People of Color, we support veganism of color as part of the social justice spectrum in which we actively oppose ALL oppression - human and nonhuman. We reject single-issue mainstream veganism.

Sanctuary Publishers in collaboration with Chilis on Wheels and Vegans of Color around the world are aiming to hold the second VoC conference in New York and free of charge for accessibility in late summer of 2019.

The $6500 will go towards:

-Conference room booking fee

-Funds to help the main speakers and panel with transportation costs to the conference

-Cost of a sign language interpreter

-Refreshments for attendees

-Production costs to give a free copy of the book "Veganism of Color" (Published March 2019) to use for themselves as a resource and to donate to their local library, community center, or a Person of Color. This is a community-led resource that provides VoC with a platform and decenters whiteness in our effort to achieve liberation for both humans and nonhumans, which must be done simultaneously due to the interconnections of our oppression.

Proposed speakers and panel include:

Julia Feliz Brueck, Sanctuary Publishers (Co-host)

Michelle Carrera, Chilis on Wheels (Co-host, Introduction)

Speakers & Panel:

Shahada Chowdhury (Capitalism and Consistent Anti-Oppression)

Starr Baker, Black Feminist Vegan (Food Justice, Community, and Advocacy)

Doreen Akiyo Nartey (Veganism and the Global South)

Leo Valdes (Veganism, Speciesism, and Trans Issues)

Prateek Gautam (A Dalit's Perspective: Casteism and Speciesism)

Margaret Robinson (Indigenous Culture and Veganism)

Hana Low, The Microsanctuary Resource Center (PoC and Accessible Sanctuaries)

LoriKim Alexander, co-director of Black Cuse Pride (Black Queer Vegan Liberation)

The conference itself and speakers are dependent on how much we can raise for basic expenses.

Thank you for helping us to make this happen!

If you are a non-VoC vegan and would like to help further:

-consider donating a space

-sponsor refreshments/food

-simply share with others that may be able to support this much-needed platform.

-we could also use help with sign language interpretation and graphic design.

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