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.
From academia to animal advocacy, white supremacy culture permeates liberal spaces. It’s time to turn reflection into action.
Most funders and leaders in the farmed animal advocacy movement are white. That needs to change.
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.
Animal liberation won’t happen until Black, Brown, and Indigenous people have equity in the animal protection movement.
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.
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.
What happens when a longtime animal activist begins to recognize their role in white supremacy culture? They decide to become part of the solution.
To achieve animal rights, we must strive to make ethical decisions aligned with our values and work toward collective liberation for all.
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.
Twenty-first-century advocacy embraces cross-over between issue areas, giving us the best chance for holistic, sustained, transformative justice for all.