Friday, September 16, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 8 - Dawn Moncrief

Episode 8 features Dawn Moncrief, a social justice advocate for more than 20 years.

Dawn is the Founder & Executive Director of the non-profit organisation A Well-Fed World. She holds master’s degrees in both International Relations and Women’s Studies from George Washington University, both with a focus on economic development. Among other things, her work highlights how high levels of animal product consumption exacerbate global hunger, especially for women and children. Audio podcast, approx. 15 minutes.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 7 - Laura Schleifer

Episode 7 features Laura Schleifer - a writer, theater artist, and educator whose work has spanned the globe from the Middle East to Nicaragua to China and beyond.

Laura is a pro-intersectional vegan, and active in the Palestine Liberation Movement. She created the word “artivist” to describe her vocation as an artist-activist. As a Jewish American she traveled to the West Bank in Palestine, performing with a theatre tour for children. She’s working on a book for Vegan Publishers and regularly speaks publicly about the ways in which the struggle for human liberation intersects with the movement for the liberation of other animals. Audio podcast, approx. 14 minutes.



Saturday, September 3, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 6 - Brenda Sanders

Episode 6 features Brenda Sanders is a food justice activist in Baltimore City who has dedicated her life to fighting for vulnerable populations.

As a community organizer, Brenda has coordinated events like The Vegan Living Program - an annual 6-week vegan education program, Eating for Life - a plant-based cooking workshop, Vegan SoulFest - a festival that celebrates culture and the vegan lifestyle, and she’s a founding member of PEP Foods - a vegan food collective bringing affordable vegan food to marginalized communities in Baltimore. Brenda promotes veganism in her social justice work because it addresses health disparities, environmental destruction and animal exploitation while giving individuals the ability to effect real, positive change in the world.



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.