Sixteen essays on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in animal advocacy.
Inspired by Encompass’ racial equity trainings, this collection of essays was written by farmed animal protection leaders who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial equity, as we work to create a more effective and just animal protection movement. We wish to document our stories and processes in an exploratory space from which we can grow and use our words to hold ourselves and our peers accountable, ultimately creating new paths forward.
The essayists were all attendees of the 2020 inaugural Encompass DEI Institute.
- “From Speaking Up for Animals to Becoming an Antiracist,” by Rachel Huff-Wagenborg
- “Using Research and Data to Create an Inclusive Animal Rights Movement,” by Brooke Haggerty
- “How My Cultural Identity Informs My Animal Advocacy,” by Unny Nambudiripad
- “Animal Advocates: It’s Time We Move from Performance to True Antiracism,” by Aryenish Birdie
- “Oppression without Hierarchy: Racial Justice and Animal Advocacy,” by Michelle Rojas-Soto
- “How Racism in Animal Advocacy and Effective Altruism Hinders Our Mission,” by Michelle Graham