1. Advocacy That Leaves No One Behind
Long before #ARMeToo, Food Empowerment Project’s (F.E.P.) founder and executive director, lauren Ornelas, was speaking out about racism, sexism, bullying, and harassment in the animal rights movement. As a woman of color, lauren is intimately aware of the necessity for advocacy that protects the most vulnerable among us, including human and non-human animals.
To learn more, watch lauren’s talk from the 2017 Animal Law Conference panel on “Gender and Race Redux: Identifying and Fixing the Racist and Sexist Realities of the Animal Protection Movement" panel.
In case you missed it, you can also read lauren’s blog from November 2017 detailing both the problems we face with sexism in the animal rights movement and suggestions other organizations can use to make significant changes for the better.