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  Ok, I am going to be more direct. I have had a problem with having enough confidence to ask for help. Here’s the deal: I have 5000+ followers combined, in terms of FB, Twitter, and my Wordpress blog. I need SV project to be funded. I have done so much for folk and I am simply asking for $5-$10 per fan (if you can afford it) to help me do this work FULL TIME. If I could get 5000+ folk to do this, I could continue to grow this work and help humans and non-human animals even more effectively. Thus far, I received less than $200 in donations, since asking this for my birthday campaign raising wishes on May 30, 2014. I do appreciate what has already been donated, but I need more for this project to survive and thrive! Last year I raised $4000 of the $80,000 I need (that is what gofundme shows right now: the combined total, not just the $200 from last week). So, let me know if you can invest in me and the SV Project. I write books, but I don’t get advances and I get about $600 a year in royalties from Sistah Vegan. I had a Research Fellow appointment at UC Davis, from 2013-2014, but it was unpaid(some people have asked why I need a salary for Sistah Vegan when I have a ‘job’ at UC Davis). This is my birthday wish for this year. Consider doing automatic monthly donations of about $5-$15 per month: Go Fund Me : http://www.gofundme.com/33mv2k If you can’t afford to donate money, please consider donating in other ways: marketing, editing, etc. For example, several women donated their editing and proofreading skills to make Scars possible. I was so overjoyed by such kindness. Others have offered to use social media to market last years Sistah Vegan confernce events. More about my new novel: Scars: Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England.  DJ Cavem’s  work and Produce Section album can be accessed here. An intro to the new hip hop, black men, vegan book project: "Real Gs Got Hoes:" Veganism, Black Masculinity, and Ethical Consumption. Also, below is the full painting that Sarah Juanita Dorsey painted for Scars. Come on y’all,  admit it: she is dope, brilliant, and awesome. The cover photo is a depiction of Savannah Penelope Sales, the main character. Scars_cover  

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On my new novel, funding change, hip hop vegan book, and my birthday campaign

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  Ok, I am going to be more direct. I have had a problem with having enough confidence to ask for help. Here’s the deal: I have 5000+ followers combined, in terms of FB, Twitter, and my Wordpress blog. I need SV project to be funded. I have done so much for folk and I am simply asking for $5-$10 per fan (if you can afford it) to help me do this work FULL TIME. If I could get 5000+ folk to do this, I could continue to grow this work and help humans and non-human animals even more effectively. Thus far, I received less than $200 in donations, since asking this for my birthday campaign raising wishes on May 30, 2014. I do appreciate what has already been donated, but I need more for this project to survive and thrive! Last year I raised $4000 of the $80,000 I need (that is what gofundme shows right now: the combined total, not just the $200 from last week). So, let me know if you can invest in me and the SV Project. I write books, but I don’t get advances and I get about $600 a year in royalties from Sistah Vegan. I had a Research Fellow appointment at UC Davis, from 2013-2014, but it was unpaid(some people have asked why I need a salary for Sistah Vegan when I have a ‘job’ at UC Davis). This is my birthday wish for this year. Consider doing automatic monthly donations of about $5-$15 per month: Go Fund Me : http://www.gofundme.com/33mv2k If you can’t afford to donate money, please consider donating in other ways: marketing, editing, etc. For example, several women donated their editing and proofreading skills to make Scars possible. I was so overjoyed by such kindness. Others have offered to use social media to market last years Sistah Vegan confernce events. More about my new novel: Scars: Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England.  DJ Cavem’s  work and Produce Section album can be accessed here. An intro to the new hip hop, black men, vegan book project: "Real Gs Got Hoes:" Veganism, Black Masculinity, and Ethical Consumption. Also, below is the full painting that Sarah Juanita Dorsey painted for Scars. Come on y’all,  admit it: she is dope, brilliant, and awesome. The cover photo is a depiction of Savannah Penelope Sales, the main character. Scars_cover  

Just wanted to share this with everyone. I ran into one of the most influential human spirits in my life. Dr. Angela Davis. For those of you who don’t know, she practices veganism and understands that one cannot end oppression if non-human animal compassion is not taken into consideration. http://sistahvegan.com/2014/01/26/dear-angela-davis/

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Sistah Vegan Conference Recordings Now Available!!!

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The Sistah Vegan Web Conference took place on September 14, 2013. It was titled “Embodied and Critical Perspectives on Veganism by Black Women and Allies.” It was a terrific 8 hours as we listened to talks and held discussions about Black women, veganism, and sizeism; whiteness and patriarchy as problematic in the USA animal liberation movement; how the ‘white savior complex’ complicates and causes stress for Black women [vegans] within certain USA yoga spaces; the politics of industrialized and processed baby food in indigenous communities and reclaiming nutritional knowledge through indigenous veganism; and much more!

The recordings of the 8 hour conference are now available to purchase here. You must complete the registration form in order to access the recordings. This means you MUST also create a password to access the recording. 

If you already registered for the live conference, you actually already have access to the recordings by going here and typing in you email address and then typing in the password you selected for the conference. 

For those of you just finding out about it, the speaker line-up and talk titles are below. —————————- Critical Food & Health Studies Web Conference: “Embodied and Critical Perspectives on Veganism by Black Women and Allies” Date: September 14, 2013 Time: 10:00am-6:00pm PST (USA) Location: Online Web Conference Through Anymeeting.com SPEAKER LINE-UP AND SCHEDULE 10:00 AM: “Introduction: How Veganism is a Critical Entry Point to Discuss Social, Animal, and Environmental Justice Issues for Black Women and Allies.” Dr. A. Breeze Harper, University of California-Davis. 10:15 AM: “How Whiteness and Patriarchy Hurt Animals.” Anastasia Yarbrough, Inner Activism Services. 10:50 AM: “PETA and the Trope of ‘Activism’: Naturalizing Postfeminism and Postrace Attitudes through Sexualized Bodied Protests.” Aphrodite Kocięda, University of South Florida 11:25 AM: “An Embodied Perspective on Redefining Healthy in a Cultural Context and Examining the Role of Sizeism in the Black Vegan Woman Paradigm.” Nicola Norman. 12:25 PM: “Cosmetic Marginalization: Status, Access and Vegan Beauty Lessons from our Foremothers.” Pilar Harris, Pilar in Motion. 1:00 PM: Open Discussion: “‘Why I Relinquished the Gospel Bird and Became a Vegan’: Girls and Women of African Descent Share Their Reasons for Choosing Veganism.” 1:50 PM: “Midwifery, Medicine and Baby Food Politics: Underground Feminisms and Indigenous Plant-based Foodways and Nutrition.” Claudia Serrato, University of Washington. 2:30 PM: “Constructing a Resource Beyond Parenting as a Black Vegan: Discussing Geography and Theology and Their Contradictions Within.” Candace M. Laughinghouse, Regent University. 3:05 PM: Panel Discussion: “Yoga for the Stress Free Soul Sista And Radical Self-Care Teaching: Exploring Privilege in Yoga & Veganism for Girls of Color” w/ Sari Leigh & Kayla Bitten 4:20 PM: Open Discussion: Reflections on the Sistah Vegan Anthology. 5:00 PM: “Is Black Decolonization Possible in a Moral Economy of Neoliberal Whiteness? How USA Black Vegan Liberation Rhetoric Often Perpetuates Tenets of Colonial Whiteness.” Dr. A. Breeze Harper, University of California Davis. Conference Information, Registration Details, and Complete Speaker Abstracts: http://www.sistahveganconference.com Contact Organizer Information: Dr. A. Breeze Harper breezeharper@gmail.com 510-564-7870

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Sistah Vegan Breeze Harper Will Give Keynote at Toronto Vegetarian Festival, Sept 8 2013

I am giving a keynote talk at 330pm in Toronto on Sept 8 , 2013 at 330 pm for the 29th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival in Toronto.

I will be using vegan recipes as a possible method to help ‘heal’ from racial trauma. Apparently, it’s the first talk of it’s kind for this festival. It’s called “Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: Why Vegan Healing is Crucial for Racial [Trauma] Healing.”  This won’t be vegan proselytizing, but rather, a way to use critical race, critical animal, and critical food studies as ways to talk about how systemic racism and white supremacy affects health and wellness. 
http://festival.veg.ca/portfolio/keynote-lectures-sunday/

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$35 to Register for Sistah Vegan Conference. Early Bird Special ends at 1159 pm PST August 14, 2013.

www.sistahveganconference.com

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