Dr. Harper will specifically talk about key strategies to identify conscious and unconscious racism, anti-Blackness, “white Fragility”, and the health and nutritional consequences of “racial battle fatigue”. Dr. Harper will creatively use real life examples of how anti-Blackness and white fragility operate within vegan and alternative health spaces, how to intervene, and how to create intersectional anti-racism and Black liberation within the ethical health and foodscape. Most importantly, even though Dr. Harper’s focus is on food, ethics, and race, this talk will be of interest to anyone who desires to gain literacy and action around health, food, and racial justice during what Dr. Barber of the North Carolina NAACP calls the “Third Reconstruction” of the USA. It is a timely talk during a new era of American politics that threatens decades of social justice and civil rights work collectively and successfully achieved by thousands of African Americans and allies.
About Dr. Harper
A. Breeze Harper, PhD writes about intersections of critical food studies, critical race theory, and black feminisms. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, her Masters from Harvard University, and her PhD from University of California-Davis. She currently works at UC Berkeley in the Equity and Inclusion Department. She is working on her 3rd book, Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist's Journey Through the 'Post-Racial" Ethical Foodscape.
She is the founder of the Sistah Vegan Project which has put on several ground-breaking conferences with emphasis on intersection of racialized consciousness, anti-racism, and ethical consumption (i.e., veganism, animal rights, Fair Trade). Last year she organized the highly successful conference The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter .She is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”
In the spring of 2016, Dr. Harper was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Humane Party— the only vegan political party in the USA with focus on human and non-human animals.
AABH Member $20.00 (contact AABH to purchase)
AABH Non-Member $25.00 (available via Eventbrite)
Door Price for AABH Members and Non-Members $30.00
Student $20.00 under age 25 with ID at the Door only