Friday, March 10, 2017

ARZone Interview 90 - Dr. Casey Taft

Episode 90 features Professor of Psychology, Casey Taft

Casey is a Professor of Psychiatry, an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of trauma and the family. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports, and has consulted with the United Nations. 

Casey sees the prevention of violence toward other animals as a natural extension of his work with humans, understanding that working toward the prevention of violence done to other animal species follows naturally from working to end the violence humans do to each other. 

He’s is the co-owner of Vegan Publishers … and has a brand new book called Millennial Vegan, which is aimed at young vegans who are navigating life as an animal advocate.




              

Thursday, March 9, 2017

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 24 - Christopher Sebastian

Episode 24 features long time vegan and pro-intersectionality justice advocate, Christopher Sebastian. 

Sebastian is a long time vegan and social justice advocate. He focuses on examining the complex relationships between speciesism, racism, and queer oppression, and he organises discussions relative to exploring the intersectionality of veganism and other movements for social justice. 

Sebastian is speaking at the Brighton Vegfest this weekend. 

To listen to the interview please click HERE, or use the player below. 


        

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 23 - Laura Schleifer

Episode 23 features pro-intersectional vegan advocate, Laura Schleifer 

Laura is a pro-intersectional vegan. She is a writer, theatre artist and educator whose work has spanned the globe, from the Middle East to China and beyond. 


Laura has been working on a book for Vegan Publishers, Liberating Veganism, which deals with animal rights psychology and philosophy, and she regularly speaks about intersecting human, and other animal liberation issues.

Laura is speaking at Vegfest Brighton’s pro-intersectionality summit this weekend

To listen to this interview, see the player below, or please click HERE    




                  


 

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 22 - Julia Feliz

Episode 22 features intersectional vegan activist and author, Julia Feliz.

Julia is an intersectional vegan, an artist and the author of the first ever vegan themed board book for babies and toddlers, Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary.

Julia runs The Vegan Craftivist Project, which advocates on behalf of other animals through craft, and recently became president of a Swiss based association, Solidarity for Humanity, which aims to provide a platform for marginalized communities, as well as lead US Americans abroad to best fight against oppression.  


Julia has been an ethical vegan since 2008, and is now also a mother who enjoys creating art for her young children and colouring by their side.

To listen to the interview, please click HERE 



Monday, February 6, 2017

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 21 – Harold Brown

Episode 21 features farmer-turned-advocate Harold Brown.

Harold Brown, who is featured in the documentary Peaceable Kingdom, The Journey Home, spent over half of his life working in animal agriculture. Growing up on a beef farm in Michigan and later working in the dairy industry, Harold has been involved in the behind the scenes operations of food production that uses other animals. Today Harold is an activist advocating for sustainable food production, social and environmental justice, animal rights and peace through non-violence. Audio podcast, approx. 25 minutes.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 20 – Joe Brydon

Episode 20 features long-time activist Joe Brydon.

Joe Brydon has been engaged in activism of one form or another for as long as they can remember, primarily involved with disarmament and anti-war campaigns, with brief forays into anti-fracking and anti-nuclear escapades. Growing up gay in a very heterosexual world has helped Joe realise the importance of intersectionality in each of these campaigns. They are involved in a number of groups promoting greater understanding of LGBTQ+ issues within other communities and campaigns, such as Bristol Against Pinkwashing, and the Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship. An interest in animal rights developed about two years ago when Joe finally went vegan. Joe is now an active member of the Animal Alliance, a vegan outreach group based in Brighton. Audio podcast, approx. 19 minutes.



Please click HERE to watch Joe’s recent talk at London Vegfest UK on YouTube.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 19 – Casey Taft and Jay Shooster

Episode 19 features Casey Taft and Jay Shooster in a conversation about effective altruism and the animal advocacy community. Audio podcast, approx. 59 minutes.

Casey Taft, Ph. D., a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, is an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of trauma and the family, winning prestigious awards for his work in this area. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports, and has consulted with the United Nations on preventing violence and abuse globally. He sees the prevention of violence towards other animals as a natural extension of this work and is also the co-owner of Vegan Publishers.

Jay Shooster, JD, is a Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the New York University School of Law, where he serves as an associate editor for Just Security, a leading publication on national security, civil liberties, and human rights law. He holds a law degree from NYU and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Florida. Jay has worked at a host of leading human and animal rights organizations including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Open Society Justice Initiative, and the Nonhuman Rights Project. Currently, he serves on the Direct Action Everywhere legal working group and as an organizer for NYC United for Animals.

Links to the article and book mentioned in the podcast:

The Actual Number is Almost Surely Higher

Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy: A Clinical Psychology Perspective