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2017, Impossible Dream, and Continuing To Work for Social Justice During Trump Presidency

Hello. I have not blogged for about two months. I took a break because my newest baby was born on November 11 2016 (10lb and it was a homebirth and I had a successful vegan pregnancy again).  I am now trying to get back into the swing of things and wanted to update you on my new song idea to sing before I give my talks. To help me figure this out, vote for your favorite song and be entered into a raffle to win a $25 Gift Certificate for Miyoko’s Kitchen (yummy vegan cheese) that is valid until Dec 31, 2016. Enter your vote in the comments section below. Thanks.

I also look forward to continuing my work with the Humane Party and with this year’s presidential nominee, Clifton Roberts. I think it’s clear, with 50% of the USA who voted for the embodiment of hate and bigotry to be the next president, that there is an obvious need for restorative justice and compassionate intelligence (one of the core principles of the Humane Party) to be at the root of justice for human and non-human beings as well as the environment.

Please also consider becoming a Patreon Donor at $1 -$5 a month to continue funding what I do if you enjoy my work. 



(Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen 2016)

(Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen 2016)

Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a senior diversity and inclusion strategist forCritical Diversity Solutions, a seasoned speaker, and author of books and articles related to critical race feminism, intersectional anti-racism, and ethical consumption. As a writer, she is best known as the creator and editor of the groundbreaking anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010). Dr. Harper has been invited to deliver many keynote addresses and lectures at universities and conferences throughout North America. In 2015, her lecture circuit focused on the analysis of food and whiteness in her book Scars and on “Gs Up Hoes Down:” Black Masculinity, Veganism, and Ethical Consumption (The Remix)which explored how key Black vegan men use hip-hop methods to create “race-conscious” and decolonizing approaches to vegan philosophies. In 2016, she collaborated with Oakland’s FoodFirst’s Executive Director Dr. Eric Holt-Gimenez to write the backgrounder Dismantling Racism in the Food System, which kicked offFoodFirst’s series on systemic racism within the food system. 

Dr. Harper is the founder of the Sistah Vegan Project which has put on several ground-breaking conferences with emphasis on intersection of racialized consciousness, anti-racism, and ethical consumption (i.e., veganism, animal rights, Fair Trade). Last year she organized the highly successful conference The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter which can be downloaded.

Dr. Harper’s most recently published book, Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014) interrogates how systems of oppression and power impact the life of the only Black teenager living in an all white and working class rural New England town. Her current 2016 lecture circuit focuses on excerpts from her latest book in progress, Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape which will be released in 2017, along with the second Sistah Vegan project anthology The Praxis of Justice in an Era of Black Lives Matter. In tandem with these book projects, she is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”

In the spring of 2016, Dr. Harper was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Humane Party— the only vegan political party in the USA with focus on human and non-human animals.

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