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Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation

Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation

by Jasmin Singer (Editor)

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Overview

Sixteen essays on the importance of racial equity in animal advocacy.

Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation is a collection of writings by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial equity as they work to create a more just animal protection movement. The essayists, whose work was originally published in Sentient Media, and is reprinted with their permission, were all attendees of Encompass’s 2020 Racial Equity Institutes.

Essays include:
  • “From Speaking Up for Animals to Becoming an Antiracist,” by Rachel Huff-Wagenborg
  • “Using Research and Data to Create an Inclusive Animal Rights Movement,” by Brooke Haggerty
  • “How My Cultural Identity Informs My Animal Advocacy,” by Unny Nambudiripad
  • “Animal Advocates: It’s Time We Move from Performance to True Antiracism,” by Aryenish Birdie
  • “Oppression without Hierarchy: Racial Justice and Animal Advocacy,” by Michelle Rojas-Soto
  • “How Racism in Animal Advocacy and Effective Altruism Hinders Our Mission,” by Michelle Graham
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590566480
Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 392,214
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jasmin Singer (Editor) is the cofounder and cohost of Our Hen House, an award-winning media nonprofit that produces podcasts that aim to change the world for animals. She is the author of The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan and Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir.

Aryenish Birdie is the founder and executive director of Encompass. In addition to her more than two decades in animal protection, Aryenish has worked in other social justice movements, including those striving for racial justice, queer liberation, and reproductive freedom.

Michelle Rojas-Soto previously served as managing director of Encompass, where she trained, coached, and consulted with animal protection leaders and organizations. Michelle is focused on creating equitable systems so that future generations on Earth thrive.

Table of Contents

My Journey to Creating an Antiracist Animal Advocacy Movement

Foreword Aryenish Birdie 1

Self-Discovery and the Pursuit of Racial Equity in Animal Advocacy

Introduction Jasmin Singer 15

Awakening

Chinese Eyes: Exploring Identity and White Supremacy in Animal Rights Shayna Rowbotham 31

White Veganism Doesn't Serve Me Either: A White Vegan's Perspective PJ Nyman 44

How Philanthropy in Farmed Animal Advocacy Reinforces White Bubbles Mikaela Saccoccio 53

From Speaking Up for Animals to Becoming Antiracist Rachel Huff-Wagenborg 58

Introspection

As a Black Man, I Felt Uncomfortable Becoming an Animal Activist Christopher Eubanks 69

Racism in Me, the Movement, and the Meat Industry Jamie Berger 75

How My Cultural Identity Informs My Animal Advocacy Unny Nambudiripad 86

The Need for Ethical Consistency in Animal Advocacy Malina Tran 92

Accountability

How Confronting My White Privilege Is Making Me a Better Animal Activist Cailen LaBarge 103

What I've Learned by Applying an Antiracist Framework to My Animal Advocacy Dana McPhall 115

Using Research and Data to Create an Inclusive Animal Rights Movement Brooke Haggerty 128

Leading

Oppression Without Hierarchy: Racial Justice and Animal Advocacy Michelle Rojas-Soto 143

International Animal Protection Is Stronger When It's Antiracist Stien van der Ploeg 157

How Racism in Animal Advocacy and Effective Altruism Hinder Our Mission Michelle Graham 165

Animal Advocates: It's Time We Move from Performance to True Antiracism Aryenish Birdie 176

Antiracism Is a Verb, Not a Noun

Afterword Michelle Rojas-Soto 187

Glossary of Terms 191

Resources 195

Acknowledgments 197

About the Editors

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