Systemic violence and institutionalized prejudices don’t victimize people in neat little boxes, such as “race” or “sex”.
Highlighted in ELK’s most popular post HERE, Kimberlé Crenshaw identified how we cannot rely on a single category of a lived experience (e.g., being queer, or being chronically ill) to explain something as complicated as oppression.
Any attempt to challenge oppression – through community organizing or personal daily battles – requires solutions that cross boundaries, defy labels and overlap in beautiful, messy ways.
That being understood, ELK has organized this website by keyword topics to make content more accessible. Some resources will appear on multiple pages because it is relevant to both by discussing multiple subjects.
HOW NEOLIBERAL WHITENESS INFLUENCES VEGAN ACTIVISM
Dr. A. Breeze Harper
FEMINIST NATIVES DO EAT TOFU
AND ANTI-COLONIAL ORGANIZING Sâkihitowin Awâsis
AND BABY FOOD POLITICS
RADICAL SELF-CARE IN ANIMAL RIGHTS Anastasia Yarbrough
THE FRONT LINE OF CANADA’S CHEMICAL VALLEY Vanessa Gray
PETA & THE TROPE OF ACTIVISM
PERSPECTIVES ON OPPRESSIONS FROM A MUSLIM VEGAN FEMINIST
SCARS OF SUFFERING
WHITE VEGAN APPROPRIATION
OF MEHNDI /HENNA
10 SIGNS ANIMAL RIGHTS IS A CULT
Dr. Lynn Gehl, Algonquin Anishinaabe-Kwe
WHAT ANIMAL RIGHTS NEED TO LEARN FROM THE BLACK PANTHERS
Anti-racism and White privilege
- RECON 2013: THE COLOR OF ANIMAL RIGHTS
- White Supremacy Culture
by Tema Okun
- Decolonizing Antiracism
by Bonita Lawrence and Enakshi Dua
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
by Peggy McIntosh
- Explaining Racism to White Veg*Ns & Speciesism to Non-Veg*N POCs
by Vegans of Color
- Challenging White Supremacy Workshop
- Animal Liberationists of Color
- Portland Vegans of Color
- Sistah Vegan Project
Isn’t about veganism as much as it is about what life and phenomenon look like through the consciousness of black vegan girls and women – using critical race, feminist, decolonial, as well as vegan frameworks
- Sisters of Resistance
Anti-Imperialist Pro-Vegan Radical Queer Feminist Hip-Hop & Grime Revolutionaries
Vegans of Color
A space to give a voice to vegans of color. Many vegan spaces seem to be assumed (consciously or not) to be white by default, with the dialogue within often coming from a place of white privilege. We’re not single-issue here. All oppressions are connected.
- Vegan Hip Hop Movement
Where food justice with a plant-based/decolonial diet perspective meet hip hop and where we explore the intersections of other animal/human/earth liberation. hip hop is rooted in resistance and rich with experience in fighting for social justice. veganism is about practicing compassion and is motivated by living cruelty-free for the sake of other animals. the fusion of veganism and hip hop is designed to promote holistic activism.
- Black Girl Dangerous
100% reader-funded, non-profit project working to help amplify the voices of queer and trans* people of color!
- Personal Empowerment with Black Feminism
By Dr. Alexis P. Gumbs
- White Noise Collective
We are a collective of people who (mostly) identify as female and who have experienced the world with white skin privilege. As individuals, we come from diverse class backgrounds, religious and spiritual traditions, ethnicities and sexual orientations. We are informed and inspired by the intersectional analyses of influential Black feminist theorists as well as the work of our antiracist white ancestors.
- The Angry Black Woman
Why am I angry? Lots of reasons. The aforementioned racism and sexism. The way that our culture perpetuates racism and sexism then lies about what it’s doing. The fact that minorities, poor people, immigrants (both illegal and legal), and other marginalized parties are still treated like the gum on the shoe of the white, male power structure in this country and yet we’re all told that things are getting better. Things are not getting better.
- Racism versus speciesism: A moral battleground?
By Katrina Fox
- No One Is Illegal
A group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect.
- Migrants Know Your Rights
- “Meet Us at Our Table:” The Problems with the White Savior Complex
By Toi Scott
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Our workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism.
- DISMANTLING RACISM: A RESOURCE BOOK
Indigenous resistance and Settler solidarity
- Decolonial Food for Thought
An antispeciesist standpoint grounded in the teachings shared with us by our communities and elders which include our relatives, the slithering two and four legged animals (humans included) the land, water, plants & seeds…
- “History in our Faces on Occupied Land: A Race Relations Timeline”
By Vancouver Status of Women – Feminist Working Group
- “Racialization of Poverty: Indigenous Women, the Indian Act and Systemic Oppression – REASONS FOR RESISTANCE”
By Angela Sterritt
- Colonization and Decolonization: A Manual for Indigenous Liberation in the 21st Century
- 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
By Gord Hill
By Zigzag & Keyway, Long Hot Summer ‘99
- Decolonization is not a metaphor
By Eve Tuck & K. Wayne Yang
- Unsettling Ourselves: Reflections and Resources for Deconstructing Colonial Mentality
A sourcebook compiled by Unsettling Minnesota
- Decolonizing Animal Liberation
This blog was created and currently managed by Darren Chang, animal liberation activist living on Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Turtle Island (so-called Vancouver, BC, Canada), traditional, ancestral, and occupied land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) people.
- Reclaim Turtle Island
Defend our Lands. Shut Down the tar sands.
- Unsettling America: Decolonization in Theory & Practice
An emerging decentralized network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization throughout Turtle Island and the “Americas.” We are not here to document Statist, top-down legislative/governmental “decolonization” from above, but rather the mental, spiritual, and psychological decolonization and liberation that can only come from below and within, and does not seek sanction or legitimization from abstract (and fundamentally illegitimate) external power structures in seeking true sovereignty and self-determination for ourselves and for all people.
- Defenders of the Land
A network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14, 2008. Defenders is the only organization of its kind in the territory known as Canada – Indigenous-led, free of government or corporate funding, and dedicated to building a fundamental movement for Indigenous rights. We will be holding a second gathering this year, where we will decide on collective action and a strategy to build the movement through education and organizing.
- Unist’ot’en Camp
A resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.
- Indigenous Environmental Network
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ).
- Cultural Survival
Partnering with Indigenous Peoples to Defend their Lands, Languages, and Cultures
- There is No “We”: V-Day, Indigenous Women and the Myth of Shared Gender Oppression
By Lauren Chief Elk
- Unsettling Minnesota
A collective of non-Dakota people working in solidarity towards decolonization in Dakota homelands.
- Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Missing Justice)
A grassroots solidarity collective based in Montreal that works to eliminate violence and discrimination against Indigenous women living in Quebec. The collective seeks to consult and collaborate with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster understanding and dispel harmful stereotypes commonly held in regards to Indigenous women who are targets of violence.
- TRIBAL EQUITY TOOLKIT 2.0: TRIBAL RESOLUTIONS AND CODES TO SUPPORT TWO SPIRIT & LGBT JUSTICE IN INDIAN COUNTRY
Privilege, Allyship & Anti-oppressive organizing
- Allyship & Solidarity Guidelines
Interview with Harsha Walia
- Anti-Oppression Facilitation Guide, Resource Zine, Spring, 2014
ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE AND TRAINING ALLIANCE (AORTA)
- 4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege
By Mia McKenzie
- Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable
By Ngọc Loan Trần
- HeteroPatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing
By Andrea Smith
- SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ALLY! A zine on anti-oppression, allyship, and being a less shitty person
- Ally Bill of Responsibilities
By Dr. Lynn Gehl, Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe
- Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally-Industrial Complex
- The Anti Oppression Network
A community collective dedicated to helping individuals, community collectives, groups, non profit organizations and society as a whole re-evaluate, unlearn, relearn, and understand, in a deep and meaningful way, the importance of decolonization and anti-oppression principles and policy. We are interested in building self-capacity in order to fully support and utilize privileges in the best interest of marginalized beings and mother earth.
- ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE AND TRAINING ALLIANCE (AORTA)
AORTA is a collective of educators devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. AORTA works as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community-based projects through education, training, and planning. AORTA bases trainings on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.
- No More “Allies”
By Mia McKenzie
- So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know
By Jamie Utt
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally
An active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person of privilege seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group of people
- RECON 2013: BUILDING AN INTER-GENERATIONAL MOVEMENT
- Seeds for Change
We’re a network of independent activist training co-ops providing training and workshops on group and campaign skills. We support people who want to make our world a better and more sustainable place.
- Training for Change
Reliable training tools (or activities/exercises), based on our direct education approach, rooted in popular education.
- Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS)
A national movement-building organization dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.
- People’s Commission Facilitator’s Manual
The facilitator’s manual was developed as a guide for leading discussions and classes on immigration security measures, racism, and exclusion.