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Descriptions - Talks Room 5


PRO-INTERSECTIONAL VEGAN CONFERENCE - TALKS ROOM 5

SUNDAY

11:00 - Dr. Casey Taft - Expanding Our View of Violence Prevention

12:00 - Ali Ryland (The Vegan Society) - Promoting a pro-intersectional approach within your vegan group

1:00 - Dr. Moses Seenarine - Intersection of Climate and Food - How Your Diet Affects the Poor, Women and Children, Indigenous, People of Color, and the Climate (via Skype)

2:00 - Katrina Fox - Intersectionality & Business (via Skype)

3:00 - Robert Grillo - Farm to Fable: The Fictions of our Animal Consuming Culture (via Skype)

4:00 - A. Marie Houser - Countering Ableism with Relationality in Animal Rights/Liberation Movements (via Skype)

 

SPEAKERS

11:00 - Dr. Casey Taft - Expanding Our View of Violence Prevention

This talk will focus on expanding our view of traditional violence prevention to include a broader definition of violence and trauma that incorporates various forms of injustice, and that helps create a more inclusive and robust anti-violence movement. Practical advice on what we can do to prevent violence and trauma will also be offered.

www.veganpublishers.com

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12:00 - Ali Ryland (The Vegan Society) - Promoting a pro-intersectional approach within your vegan group

Ali Ryland, Web and Digital Communications Officer at The Vegan Society, who specialises in social media, discusses some of the most effective ways to incorporate a pro-intersectional approach into your group, organisation or community. Whether you're managing a vegan Facebook group, setting up a vegan/animal charity or merely wanting to impress upon your vegan peers the importance of intersectionality, this presentation is for you.

www.vegansociety.com

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1:00 - Dr. Moses Seenarine - Intersection of Climate and Food - How Your Diet Affects the Poor, Women and Children, Indigenous, People of Color, and the Climate [via Skype]

Seenarine will discuss how Western-influenced animal-based diets in the global north affects people of color in the global south.

www.meatclimatechange.org

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2:00 - Katrina Fox (Vegan Business Media) - Intersectionality & Business [via Skype]

Is ‘vegan capitalism' or ‘vegan consumerism' inherently in opposition to intersectionality? Can businesses take an intersectional approach in their operations and marketing? Marketing guru Seth Godin put forward the idea of ‘tribes' to encourage businesses to market to a very specific demographic. Is this a help or hindrance to intersectionality?

www.veganbusinessmedia.com

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3:00 - Robert Grillo - Farm to Fable: The Fictions of our Animal Consuming Culture [via Skype]

There are two versions of this presentation, one for an animal advocacy audience and the other for a general public audience. We often hear that we are what we eat, but we rarely, if ever, consider the powerful forces shaping our food choices. Billboards, Facebook ads, buses wrapped in signage, TV commercials, Netflix movies, web news posts, cooking shows, food courts, Pandora radio, Whole Foods "feel-good" product displays, "farm-to-fork" restaurant brands. In any given day, we face a deluge of fictions fabricated by the multi-billion-dollar food marketing industry which seeks to influence our purchasing decisions. This visually engrossing presentation reveals how the powerful forces of popular culture inform our food choices, often without our even knowing it. In this fictional world, animals are willing participants in whatever role we assign them. Grillo presents several common food fictions by showing us concrete and recognizable examples of each. Recognizing these fictions for animal advocates and the public at large is essential for making informed food choices as well as the first critical step in disempowering institutionalized animal exploitation.

www.freefromharm.org

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4:00 - A. Marie Houser - Countering Ableism with Relationality in Animal Rights/Liberation Movements [via Skype]

This presentation discusses the ways ableism and speciesism correspond, before using the social model of disability to address how indifference and hostility create "disabling" environments for activists. It ends by advocating an activism of relationality, one that normalizes rather than exceptionalizes disability, so as to provide tips for making activism sustainable.

https://twitter.com/forgettingair

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