A response to the recent “zero tolerance” border policy

As an animal group that discusses issues related to race, it can sometimes be difficult to know when to wade into the national political conversation. But as the child of immigrant parents, I can’t help but feel a certain type of closeness with these children. As a movement, as people who show compassion to nonhuman animals, we must show this to our fellow humans.

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Statement on sexual harassment and gender equity

At Encompass, our core goal is to build a racially diverse, equitable, and inclusive farmed animal protection movement. However, we recognize that systems of oppression don’t operate independently. We believe that sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of prejudice deserve introspection, analysis, and a framework for a path forward.

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Trust Women–And Trust People of Color, Too

I can’t help but follow every bit of the national dialogue unfolding around Harvey Weinstein and other abusers. But one thing I keep noticing is that these stories are coming largely from white women. Why is it so much easier for our society to believe white women who say that patriarchy exists than it is to believe people of color who say racism exists?

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8 ways white folks can support people of color

This week we've seen an uptick in white folks asking what they can do to support people of color in the wake of Charlottesville, so we developed this short list. It's by no means exhaustive but it’s a start.

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