To reduce human and nonhuman animal suffering and to prevent further planetary damage, we must address our global food system. Education is a key component of sustainable change, and that’s why Sentient Media’s Social Media Fellowship program is uniting over 100 individuals from 17 countries around the world to educate, support, and inspire the next generation of animal and environmental advocates on social media.
From July 11 until August 10, members of the Social Media Fellowship will run a 30-day social media campaign from their personal social media accounts aimed at educating international audiences on the shortcomings of our current global food system. Members of the Social Media Fellowship have completed a 6-week training course on how to package and present underreported topics—like injustice in the food system—on social media and this campaign is helping them put their skills to the test. With a potential reach of over 300,000 international individuals, we are changing the conversation around humans’ relationships with animals.
In addition to the social media campaigns, Sentient Media will host a corresponding 30-day newsletter titled 100 Voices. This special edition newsletter will provide subscribers with one new piece of information from around the world each day—including statistics, videos, and graphs. By the end of the 30-day campaign, supporters should have a better understanding of the ethical, environmental, and health risks of current meat, milk, and seafood operations around the world. You can view the full edition of the previous 2021 newsletter here.
To create an even larger impact, Sentient Media’s Social Media Fellowship has also joined Million Dollar Vegan to help members of the program organize and run plant-based food giveaways, wherever they are based. This collaboration has the potential to feed vegan meals to over 25,000 people around the world and hand out over 100,000 vegan cookbooks.
Through the power of research, design, social media, and community, we are changing the world for human and nonhuman animals. If you would like to support the Social Media Fellowship program, consider subscribing to our 30-day newsletter and following us on social media to stay up-to-date on the educational social media campaign.
The Social Media Fellowship program wouldn’t be possible without the support of VegFund. Learn more about them at vegfund.org.
Taylor Meek is the Community Manager and a Contributing Author at Sentient Media. She manages the Social Media Volunteer team and Social Media Fellowship program. Follow her on Twitter at @taylorthemeek and Instagram at @crueltyfreecravings