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.



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.