Sunday, July 24, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 5 – Nzinga Young

Episode 5 features Nzinga Young, a freelance writer who focuses on vegan issues. A born-and-raised vegetarian who is now living vegan, she’s turned her predominantly plant-based upbringing into a passionate vegan lifestyle. Nzinga is a student of plant-based nutrition with eCornell, a vegan content contributor for Huffington Post, and an avid traveler for local and international vegan events. Audio podcast, approx. 8 mins.



Monday, July 18, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 4 - lauren Ornelas

Episode 4 features Lauren Ornelas, who has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 20 years. She is the founder and director of Food Empowerment Project, a vegan food justice nonprofit which seeks to create a more just world by helping consumers recognize the power of their food choices. Food Empowerment Project works in solidarity with farm workers, advocates for chocolate not sourced from the worst forms of child labor, and focuses on access to healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities. Audio podcast, approx. 13 mins.



Sunday, July 10, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 3 - Aph Ko

Episode 3 features Aph Ko an intersectional vegan feminist, anti-racist activist and writer. Aph founded the website www.blackvegansrock.com after producing the first list of 100 influential Black vegans, and is also the founder of http://aphro-ism.com, a website that provides critical analysis through a black vegan feminist framework. Aph focuses on how intersectionality is a useful tool for navigating current oppressive systems, and how the concept of Afrofuturism is a brilliant tool for creating conceptual blueprints for tomorrow. Audio podcast, approx. 13 mins.



Sunday, July 3, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 2 - Sebastian

Episode 2 features Sebastian, a staff writer at Vegan Publishers, part-time lecturer on speciesism at Columbia University, and volunteer coordinator for VINE Sanctuary. 

Focused in his work mostly on examining the complex relationships between speciesism, racism, and queer oppression, Sebastian speaks with ARZone about how Intersectionality can be used as a lens through which we can understand others as individuals. He also talks about whether or not veganism is “easy”, and what that means, as well as how we may be able to influence other progressive social movements to adopt an anti-speciesist position. Audio podcast, approx. 15 minutes.



Thursday, June 30, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 1 - Sarah K. Woodcock

What is Intersectionality and what does it have to do with vegan advocacy and animal rights? In the lead up to the pro-intersectionality conference scheduled for Vegfest London in October 2016, ARZone is presenting a special series of brief interviews addressing these and other questions. We'll be speaking with members of the global vegan community about what intersectionality means to them, and how both humans and other animals with whom we share the planet might benefit by our adopting an intersectional approach. We hope that you enjoy this informative special series on an important topic.

Episode 1 features our guest, Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and (volunteer) Executive Director of The Advocacy of Veganism Society(TAVS). Sarah, an adopted Korean-American vegan, lives in the Minneapolis area of Minnesota in the United States with her husband and adopted nonhuman animals. Audio podcast, approx. 11 mins.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ARZone Podcast Episode 89 - Ruby Roth - (Not only) Vegan Cooking for Kids

Episode 89 features noted artist and author Ruby Roth.

Ruby Roth, who’s lived vegan since 2003, is an artist, designer, an activist and is the author and illustrator of four vegan books for children: “That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals” (2009), “Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action” (2012), ”V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind” (2013), and most recently “The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth” (2016).

In addition to her degrees in Art and American Studies, Ruby has researched animal agriculture, health, nutrition, and the benefits of a plant-based diet for nearly a decade. Her books have been featured throughout the world in the press and translated into numerous languages.

Ruby joined us to talk about her passion for teaching children about kindness, social responsibility, and the benefits of veganism. Audio podcast, approx 23 minutes.




ARZone thanks the following administrators of the ARZone website for their valuable help in making our podcasts and interviews successful: Kate, Jason Ward, Spencer Lo and Kevin Watkinson we appreciate your great efforts and continued support.
Photo credit: Ruby Roth & Jacob Rushing

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ARZone Podcast 88: Casey Taft - Clinical Psychologist

Episode 88 features Casey Taft.

Casey Taft is Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and focuses his research on the prevention of interpersonal violence. He has consulted with the United Nations and the domestic violence programs that he has developed are being utilized in the United States Department of Defense as well as the Veteran’s Health Administration.

He’s also the co-owner of Vegan Publishers, 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.

Professor Taft has published over one hundred journal articles and scientific reports, is the author of the upcoming book Trauma-Informed Treatment and Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence, and also the author of the recent book, Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy: A Clinical Psychology Perspective. Casey joins us today to talk about what advocates and activists may be able to learn from Clinical Psychology. Audio podcast, approx 32 mins.


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ARZone thanks the following administrators of the ARZone website for their valuable help in making our podcasts and interviews successful: Kate, Jason Ward, Spencer Lo and Kevin Watkinson we appreciate your great efforts and continued support.