A common ground – for all of us.

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We are gearing up for our upcoming Sistah Vegan conference, The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter. It is an online interactive web conference scheduled for April 24-25, 10am-5pm PDT Zone.

Creating a safer space to talk about veganism, racism, neoliberal whiteness, new forms of colonialism, and anti-Blackness is the goal of this timely conference. I wanted to let everyone know that I have contacted all the presenters with a letter to remind them the importance of creating such a safer space for everyone. Here is an excerpt from the letter:

Most importantly, when you write your talk, please make sure that you are mindful of not reproducing oppression. Though none of us are 100% perfect about this, please make sure your language is not ableist, racist, heteronormative, transphobic, assumes everyone is cis gender identified, or has the economic means to be a middle to upper class person. Please make sure…

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