One Person of Color’s Experience at the 2017 National Animal Rights Conference

The National Animal Rights Conference and the animal rights movement should be a safe space for everyone. Unfortunately, racism, tokenization, microaggressions and people of color being under-represented in the animal rights community is a problem that needs to be acknowledged and addressed. For us to succeed, the animal advocacy movement must be racially inclusive and that means we have a lot of work ahead of us.

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Celebrating the Globalization of Animal Advocacy—And Avoiding Imperialism

The influx of resources into countries with high-volume animal production and large populations of consumers--such as Brazil, Mexico, India, and China--allows us the opportunity to reduce the suffering of millions of animals who deserve protections like those we’ve enacted in the U.S. While the potential is great, this international outreach of U.S.-based groups also poses a risk.

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Interview with Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko’s Kitchen

The “Role Model Effect” shows that when people of color, women, or other under-supported groups are in leadership positions, it inspires others who look similar or who have had similar experiences to aspire to that same level. One of my personal role models is Miyoko Schinner, a strong and powerful woman of color who is the founder and CEO of one of my favorite vegan companies, Miyoko’s Kitchen.

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