Encompass Essays

Encompass Essays: Pursuing Racial Equity in Animal Advocacy is a collection of essays written by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we work to create a more just animal protection movement.

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White Veganism Doesn’t Serve Me Either: A White Vegan’s Perspective

From academia to animal advocacy, white supremacy culture permeates liberal spaces. It’s time to turn reflection into action.

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How Philanthropy in Farmed Animal Advocacy Reinforces White Bubbles

Most funders and leaders in the farmed animal advocacy movement are white. That needs to change.

Chinese Eyes: Exploring Identity and White Supremacy in Animal Rights

It’s taken me years, but I’m beginning to understand how a white supremacy culture has shaped my life and my advocacy, and how to change this narrative.

As a Black Man, I Felt Uncomfortable Becoming an Animal Activist

Animal liberation won’t happen until Black, Brown, and Indigenous people have equity in the animal protection movement.

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Racism in Me, the Movement, and the Meat Industry

Seeing racism in myself was the first step to confronting it in the animal advocacy movement—and in the system we’re working to change.

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What I’ve Learned By Applying an Antiracist Framework to My Animal Advocacy

As a Black woman, I’ve learned through critical reflection the importance of applying an antiracist framework to my animal advocacy. It’s been a long time coming.

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How Confronting My White Privilege Is Making Me a Better Animal Activist

What happens when a longtime animal activist begins to recognize their role in white supremacy culture? They decide to become part of the solution.

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The Need for Ethical Consistency in Animal Advocacy

To achieve animal rights, we must strive to make ethical decisions aligned with our values and work toward collective liberation for all.

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Encompass Essays Series to Be Published by Lantern Books

The 12-part series investigates racism in the farmed animal protection movement and examines ways in which movement leaders can cultivate racial equity within their organizations and personally within themselves.

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Oppression Without Hierarchy: Racial Justice and Animal Advocacy

Twenty-first-century advocacy embraces cross-over between issue areas, giving us the best chance for holistic, sustained, transformative justice for all.

Animal Advocates: It’s Time We Move from Performance to True Antiracism

Here’s why the surge of interest in racial equity work gives me hope—and pause—about the animal protection movement’s quest toward antiracism.

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How Racism in Animal Advocacy and Effective Altruism Hinders Our Mission

Improving the lives of animals is just one part of making the world a better place—to fully accomplish that mission, we must be antiracist as well.

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International Animal Protection Is Stronger When It’s Antiracist

International animal advocacy groups need to incorporate a framework for racial diversity, equity, and inclusion into their global strategy to ensure the oppression of all species can come to an end.

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How My Cultural Identity Informs My Animal Advocacy

Reflecting upon my history in animal advocacy, I realize that I have undervalued my family’s roots as a key factor in why and how I want to help animals to live a life free from suffering. I’m ready to change the narrative.

Using Research and Data to Create an Inclusive Animal Rights Movement

Learning about racial inequity through the lens of data analysis not only improves the efficacy of my animal advocacy, but it fuels my commitment to fighting all forms of oppression.

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From Speaking Up for Animals to Becoming an Antiracist

It’s time we own how the vegan movement has supported the systematic racism that robs people in the global majority of their humanity.

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Self-Discovery and the Pursuit of Racial Equity in Animal Advocacy: Introducing “The Encompass Essays”

The forthcoming collection of narratives examine how a cohort of advocates in the farmed animal movement intend to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Encompass Essays: Pursuing Racial Equity in Animal Advocacy

A collection of essays written by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to creating a more just animal protection movement.