Veganism of Color Mini Conference - 2019

Veganism of Color Mini Conference - 2019

From Julia Feliz

PLEASE READ UPDATE #2. We are raising money to help make the Vegans of Color mini conference happen through the help of our community so that we can make it as accessible as possible.

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Update #3

7 days ago

UPDATE - July 12th, 2019!
VoC Virtual Conference 2019 is ON!

SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2019

We're going Virtual BUT Check out our special IN-Person event to kick off the conference!!

Details & Register:

https://bit.ly/2LQOzu6

Thank you for your patience and support! <3

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PLEASE READ UPDATE #2 FOR AN IMPORTANT UPDATE!

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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:

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)

Mahika Gupta (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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Julia Feliz posted a new update:
7 days ago

Update #4

UPDATE - July 12th, 2019!
VoC Virtual Conference 2019 is ON!

SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2019

We're going Virtual BUT Check out our special IN-Person event to kick off the conference!!

Details & Register:

https://bit.ly/2LQOzu6

Thank you for your patience and support! <3

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Julia Feliz posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #3

Update: In-Person Conference CANCELED

Hi everyone, unfortunately, despite planning for months, we are unable to afford the updated fee for the venue and we do not want to make people choose between events since we are unable to find a new venue at a time that does not conflict with BVF. We are unable to change the date to another weekend or even month because we had people flying in from out of state and country and early August was the only time that suited everyone to be able to come together.

Therefore, we will be canceling the in-person VoC Conference in August, which was to be held on August 11th in Brooklyn, to avoid any event conflicts.

We hope y'all will still have a wonderful time at BVF and help make it a success once again and in the many more years to come.

Because we still want to be sure that VoC have a shared platform to build community with one another, we will, instead be hosting a virtual conference.

Details to be announced as soon as everything is in place.

Because of this change, we'd like to offer refunds to anyone that donated towards the in-person event. If you'd like a refund, please contact us by June 15th, 2019. Otherwise, your donations will go towards paying for a professional virtual conference and associated costs, including an ASL interpreter, across several days, so that it is free and accessible to as many people as possible.

Thank you for your support. We appreciate your understanding with this unfortunate last minute change.

We're still excited to work with a virtual platform and hope this will bring even more people together - vegan potluck conference party from your own living rooms, anyone? :D

Kind regards,

Julia

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Julia Feliz posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #1

EXCITING NEWS!

Black VegFest will be hosting the VoC Conference this year during their weekend event in August!

The VoC Conference will be on August 11th, 2-5pm at Black VegFest in Brooklyn, NY (blackvegfest.org).

FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/318532812161922/

We still need help to fund the conference and ensure that it is FREE and accessible to all, so please share widely <3

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