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August 2017

Animal Rights Conference

August 4, 2017

Excited to speak at the Animal Rights Conference this year! I will be on two panels in the same afternoon, below are the summaries of my talks. Panel: Getting to Know Our Adversaries Nassim will speak about the push for small-scale animal agriculture from within the food movement. By analyzing the cultural basis of the movement’s predilection for animal agriculture, she will also explain the power of its messaging. While it is tempting to underplay the full impact of the antagonism…

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September 2017

Reflections on Decolonization and Animal Agriculture

September 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

At this year's Soil Not Oil Conference, I will join veganic farmers George Stevens and Matt Loisel, as well as co-founder of Seed the Commons Chema Hernandez Gil for a panel on animal agriculture in the food movement, decolonization and veganic farming. Check back soon for the Facebook event page.

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World School Milk Day Counter-Celebration

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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This year, Seed the Commons will hold the first ever counter-celebration to World School Milk Day. There will be some great presentations as well as food demos, food samples and games. I'll speak about the importance of World School Milk Day for the dairy industry and how school milk programs drive milk consumption around the world, touching of course upon issues around food aid and cultural imperialism.  

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October 2017

#GetMilkOut Presentation and Vegan Dinner

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco,
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I'll speak about Seed the Commons’ campaign to #GetMilkOut of San Francisco school meals at the weekly vegan dinner hosted by SF Wellness Central.  

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People of Color: Animal Rights, Advocacy and Food Justice Conference

October 21, 2017
University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA United States

Stoked to speak at this conference organized by Vegan Advocacy Initiative! Talk description will be posted soon. Purchase tickets here.

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November 2017

Plant-Based Gathering and Platica

November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

I'll be at this plant-based potluck to speak briefly about Seed the Commons' #GetMilkOut campaign. This potluck is organized by Tamaya Garcia of Spanglish Vegan Kitchen, one of the endorsers of the #GetMilkOut campaign.  

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December 2017

People’s Harvest Forum

December 9, 2017
Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA United States

Tales of Poverty and Reclaiming the Narrative The theme for this year's People's Harvest Forum is "resources", and I'll speak about narratives as a resource and the power of making them ours.

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February 2018

Changing the World Through Food Systems: A Call for Radical Food Activism

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

I will join the class of Professor Banerji at UCLA to speak of the importance of grassroots activism to reclaim our food systems from corporate control, while offering a critique of the food movement’s celebration of animal husbandry and the increased popularity of grazing. In this context, I will speak of building the veganic movement, both as a way for vegans to work towards social justice without compromising our ethics and as a necessity for animal liberation. This talk is free,…

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Exploring Justice Along the Food Chain

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

A couple years ago for Cesar Chavez Day, I developed a vegan tamale workshop that explores social justice along the food chain. Whether because the topics resonate with people or simply because everyone loves tamales, Seed the Commons has since been invited to lead this workshop in partnership with various organizations. We're excited to go to LA next month and hold it at UCLA! It will be slightly modified as it will be a demo, and not a workshop, but…

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April 2018

Organizing for a Climate-Friendly Food System in the Bay Area

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
David Bower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA United States
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Berkeley Earth Day is a free event with music, lots of vegan food and great speakers, including the Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin. Berkeley Earth Day is also hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival this year (tickets are separate). This is what I'll be speaking about: "To address the climate crisis, it is urgent that humanity shift from conventional agriculture to methods of growing food that support biodiversity, regenerate soils and use less resources. Unfortunately, in promoting organic, agroecological…

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