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.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 13 – Katrina Fox

Episode 13 features journalist and author Katrina Fox.

Katrina Fox is the founder and editor of the vegan business blog VeganBusinessMedia.com, host of Vegan Business Talk podcast, and author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business. She’s been vegan since 1996, and has had her ideas about the interconnections between human and other animal social justice featured in numerous books and articles. Her goal is to inform and inspire as many people as possible to embrace a vision of a world in which all beings are free to thrive. Audio podcast, 11 mins.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 12 - Will Tuttle

Episode 12 features Dr. Will Tuttle.

Will is the author of the bestselling book, The World Peace Diet. He has been vegan since 1980, and is a former Dharma Master in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Will, along with his partner Madeleine - a Swiss visionary artist, has been travelling full time since 1995, bringing the message of radical inclusion and peace to humans all over the planet. If he could sum up his message in a simple phrase, it would be: Respect for all life. Audio podcast, 25 mins.



Sunday, October 16, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 11 - Tim Barford

Episode 11 features VegFest’s Tim Barford.

Tim Barford is the founder and manager of Vegfest UK. Living vegan since 1984, he founded Vegfest, originally called Bristol Vegan Fayre, in 2003. Vegfest UK now hosts four vegan festivals in the UK annually, attracting more than ten thousand visitors to each event. Tim and his team are organising the UK’s first vegan pro-intersectionality conference this year, and he joins us today to speak about that ground breaking event. Audio podcast, 32 mins.



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 10 - Carol J. Adams

Episode 10 features pioneering author Carol J. Adams.

Carol J. Adams has been one of the most inspirational leaders of the animal advocacy movement for decades. She is a writer, speaker, and activist as well as a mentor to countless animal advocates. As well as writing the groundbreaking book, The Sexual Politics of Meat, Carol has authored more than 20 other books, as well as countless articles and essays in magazines, journals and other texts.

Since the 1970’s, Carol’s activism has been deeply involved in the real-world experience of working for social justice – for example against domestic violence, homelessness, racism and violence toward both humans and other animals. Audio podcast, 44 mins.



Please click here to read the article by Carol J. Adams mentioned in the podcast.


Carol J. Adams with Inky (on lap) and Holly at the Encore Park Community Garden, Dallas, Texas

Friday, October 7, 2016

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 9 - Kate Stewart

Episode 9 features Kate Stewart Ph. D., a sociologist at Nottingham Trent University.

Kate is the author, with Matthew Cole, of the book Our Children and Other Animals (2014) which explores the sociological importance of other animals in the lives of human children - and vice versa. Her work reveals “the interconnectedness of studies in childhood, culture, and human-animal relations.” As part of her academic role she is interested in promoting diversity in scholarly reading lists, where the works of white, western males remain disproportionately dominant. Audio podcast, 15 mins.



Friday, September 30, 2016

ARZone Podcast Special Episode – The Lisa Shapiro Awards

This Special Episode of the ARZone Podcast features Ari Nessel, the founder and president of The Pollination Project, speaking about TPP’s 2016 Lisa Shapiro Awards.

Named in memorial of a selfless advocate, the Lisa Shapiro Awards recognise the unsung heroes of our movement who are working quietly behind the scenes creating a more just world for other animals. Nominated by their peers and selected by an independent panel, the recipients (who will be announced by TPP on Oct 1, 2016) represent the noblest aspirations of our movement.

Ari joins us to talk about the awards as well as sharing some more general thoughts on advocacy within the movement. Audio podcast, approx. 15 minutes.



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.




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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.



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.




Friday, January 22, 2016

ARZone Podcast 87: Nick Cooney - How to be Great at Doing Good

Episode 87 features Nick Cooney.

Nick Cooney is Director of Education at Mercy For Animals, a national nonprofit animal protection organization and he’s founder of The Humane League. His work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, and he’s lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

He is the author of three books: Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change (2010), Veganomics: The Surprising Science on What Motivates Vegetarians, from the Breakfast Table to the Bedroom (2013), and his latest - and the subject of this interview - How to be Great at Doing Good (2015).

Nick speaks with us about that book, about the ways the organizations he's involved with have tried to implement the ideas in it, and what he hopes for the future of charitable giving in general and the animal protection movement in particular. Audio podcast, approx 38 mins.





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.