** NEW ACCESSIBLE LOCATION AND MONTHLY DATE **
For April, we are delighted to welcome our speaker Ahmad Safi, Executive Director of the Palestinian Animal League (PAL), who will be joining us via Skype from Palestine to speak about working to fight human and non-human oppression in an occupied state.
PAL is the first organisation working to help non-human animals in Palestine and they are also hosting a three-day conference in May entitled Defending Palestine: Liberating the People, the Land, and Animals.
Venue: Check the new location, Green Rhino London have kindly accepted to host our monthly events going forward at their new half week pop hopefully permanent location. Fully accessible (toilets are not wheelchair accessible) and walking distance from Camden Town and Morning Crescent on Pratt Street! Food, desserts and drinks are available for purchase, but you are under no obligation to buy anything! But please out of respect do not bring outside food. Especially as they are offering use of their venue free of charge.
Who are we? London Vegan Voices is a collaboratively-run London-based vegan group that runs monthly meetings. We have three primary aims:
1. Learning focused: To promote greater awareness and understanding of the ways in which veganism / speciesism interacts with other forms of oppression and how we can, as a community, promote the voices of marginalised members of our community; vegans of colour and others who can be silenced and experience oppression within our spaces.
2. Highlighting marginalised voices: To promote the work and voices of vegans of colour and other marginalised members of our community through community spotlights, talks and on-line resources sharing.
3. Building community: Creating a London-based group of individuals working toward making a space that is as inclusive as possible and, together, working with vegan spaces in and around London. This includes catering our monthly meetings with interesting speakers, covering a diverse range of topics relevant to London vegans.
Safe space policy:
This group is open to ALL vegans, whether you live in London or not. There is no level of knowledge you need to attend. HOWEVER, this space aims to make all participants feel as safe and comfortable as possible by prohibiting any hate speech or discrimination of any kind. As this group is based around learning and supporting one another, we encourage all members to help each other grow, while being open to growing ourselves. It is therefore required that all participants do not support oppression of any kind and are interested in working together to actively dismantle these systems within our communities and the broader society.