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



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 18 – Sarah K. Woodcock

Episode 17 features Sarah K. Woodcock.

Sarah K. Woodcock is an intersectional vegan of colour living in Minnesota. We are honoured to have hosted Sarah for our inaugural podcast in this Intersectionality Interview series. She is the founder and Executive Director of TAVS - The Advocacy of Veganism Society. She joined us this time to speak about what’s happened in the United States since the recent presidential election there. Audio podcast, 39 minutes.


Links to resources mentioned in the interview:
Why white women voted for Trump
The rise of American authoritarianism
The rise of American authoritarianism, explained in 6 minutes - VIDEO
The DJT Resistance
Shaun King on Facebook
Showing Up for Racial Justice




Friday, November 18, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 17 – Robert Grillo

Episode 17 features the director of Free from Harm, Robert Grillo.

Robert Grillo is an activist, author and speaker. He is the director of Free from Harm, which he founded in 2009 to expose the effects of animal agriculture on other animals, vulnerable human communities and the environment. With a background in marketing communications, Robert is particularly interested in how popular culture creates the narratives that influence much of our behavior. His book, Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture (Vegan Publishers 2016), was written to explore that theme. Audio podcast, 15 minutes.



Monday, November 14, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 16 – xavi finix

Episode 16 features xavi finix.

xavi finix is an autistic transgender animal rights activist squatting in Dublin. xavi joined us to speak about ableism within the animal advocacy community, and about links between veganism, anarchy, and the queer liberation movement. Audio podcast, approx. 14 mins.

For more information on the “We are Each Other” series mentioned in this interview, please see HERE.



Thursday, November 3, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 15 - Judy Nadel and Damien Clarkson

Episode 15 features Judy Nadel and Damien Clarkson.

Judy Nadel and Damien Clarkson are the co-founders of Vevolution, a new vegan and conscious living festival staged in London on Saturday November 5, 2016. Judy and Damian are passionate about encouraging people to care about other animals and the environment, and believe that veganism is a social justice movement changing the world. Judy also works on promoting the work of other women via her platform Badass Women while Damian is Director of the creative agency, Growing Box, where he helps social change groups tell their stories. Audio podcast, 11 minutes.



Friday, October 21, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 14 - Laura Schleifer

Episode 14 features, for a second time, artist and activist Laura Schleifer.

A pro-intersectional vegan who regularly speaks publicly about the ways in which the struggle for human liberation intersects with the movement for the liberation of other animals, Laura rejoins us to talk about the manner in which PeTA choose to advertise. Audio podcast, 23 minutes.