Episode 3: We’re Making History, Which Side Are You On?

Convenience isn’t a reason to commit to something.

We are at a time where we need to challenge and question societal norms beyond what the mainstream moral compass. Until we live in a vegan world, it is necessary to make sacrifices.

The real question is posed to us now: if we were alive during times of antebellum slavery would we support it, if given the choice? 

EPISODE THREE:

We’re Making History, Which Side Are You On?


Three Word Check-In: Energized, Reflective, Proud

Affirmation: I am a great leader!


Black/Brown Vegan You Should Know:

Aph Ko, decolonial vegan theorist

Aphro-ism

100 Black Vegans

Black Vegans Rock

Aph Ko Media

Aph’s website is aphko.com

IG: @BlackVegansRock 


Background Info: Slavery, It’s Still a Thing by Christopher Sebastian


Discussion: We’re Making History, Which Side Are You On?

I don’t want you to go vegan because you realize it “isn’t that challenging” I want you to be ready to embrace the challenge so that you can hold others accountable for doing the same. Convenience isn’t a reason to commit to something.

We are at a time where we need to challenge and question societal norms beyond what the mainstream moral compass. Until we live in a vegan world, it is necessary to make sacrifices.

The real question is posed to us now: if we were alive during times of antebellum slavery would we support it, if given the choice? 

Are we willing to embrace the challenge of filling in the gray area?

Where do your values come from? We’ve spoken much about our oppression but we need to evaluate this desire to speak and alleviate our oppression. Is it because we see ourselves of agents of change or simply because we wanted to fit within the definition of whiteness?

When we were presented with a white supremacist viewpoint of the world– through school systems, measurements of success, and status quo- we had been blinded.

In this episode, I talk about how anti-blackness would continue to exist within all of us if we continued to utilize the white gaze. 

It is important to challenge the white gaze so that you create a gap between the white gaze and your outlook on life as an individual, but also begin the internal journey back to Black/Brown collective consciousness, ancestral wisdom and tradition.


Forward Item

Attempt to get to the root of why you care about fighting oppression,

why liberation matters to you,

what liberation looks like to you,

what liberation feels like to you

and how would we thrive as liberated people.

Why do you feel it is important to do this work? Why does this matter?

Beyond the obvious.

Peace!

 

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