Language Matters: POC Caucus Renamed Global Majority Caucus

Before launching the Caucus, we had several internal conversations about what we should name the space. We landed on “POC Caucus” because “POC” is widely used in the U.S.; however, there are a number of critiques for this term that we believe apply to the caucus so we have determined that POC is not the best descriptor. We are now choosing to harness the globally inclusive spirit of a new term: People of the Global Majority.

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Statement on the recent ICE raids at chicken processing plant

As an animal protection group that focuses on racial justice, part of what Encompass does is shine a light on the connections people in our movement may not see. Specifically, we spotlight institutional racism because it is typically couched behind the veil of “how things are” and it deserves to be disinfected by sunlight. We care deeply about animals and the people who fight for them, and we also care deeply about those who are stuck in exploitative jobs in the food industry with no other options. The overwhelming majority of these are people of color and/or recent immigrants.

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A Summary of Encompass’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services

Incorporating DEI into an organization’s culture requires a paradigm shift. It requires everyone in the organization—from top to bottom, no matter how they racially identify—to be willing to grapple with how race affects our work for animals and our movement at-large. DEI work can take many forms and for some, it may be a brand new concept. We created this fact sheet to summarize how we help organizations realize their DEI goals.

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How We Approach DEI Work With Organizations (And Why)

At Encompass, we’re interested in getting to the root of the issue because the evidence is clear: racial diversity—without emphasis on equity, inclusion, and belonging—is ineffective. This post takes a deep dive not just into why we do this work, but how (and it’s chock full of references).

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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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