EFFA campaigns for animal justice as our main focus, but we are opposed to all injustice.
These are some resources that connect justice for non-human animals with opposition to other forms of injustice and oppression. Much more information is available online and on social media.
Veganism of Color
http://www.veganismofcolor.com/, “decentering whiteness and consistently fighting nonhuman and human oppression”
Vegan Feminist Network
http://veganfeministnetwork.com, a vegan community valuing a non-violent & intersectional approach to anti-oppression activism.
Food Empowerment Project
https://foodispower.org/. “seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.”
Vegetarian for Life
https://vegetarianforlife.org.uk/, UK charity working on behalf of older vegetarians and vegans, including those in care homes.
https://www.exeterpride.co.uk/, an annual event celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning plus (LGBTQ+) communities. EFFA usually have a stall.
Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation
Book by Sunaura Taylor exploring issues of disability and animal justice.
Vegan Compassion Group
http://vegancompassiongroup.co.uk/, a charity which funds specific projects that demonstrate vegan compassion in action, including school feeding programmes in poorer countries, and support for refugees and homeless people in the UK.
The Sexual Politics of Meat
Book by Carol J Adams, which explores the relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating.
Vegan Voices of Color
https://veganvoicesofcolor.com/, “a coalition of activists who see a need for veganism that intersects with our struggles as people of color against systematic ills”.
Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters
Book by Aph Ko and Syl Ko, exploring race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism.
https://www.exeter-respect.org/, the city’s annual celebration of diversity, where EFFA usually have a stall.
Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice
Book of essays, edited by Will Tuttle, covering the connection between animal, environmental and human rights.
Food for All UK
https://foodforalluk.com/, volunteer run and managed food relief charity based in central London. Provides 5,000 free meals a day (vegetarian, and usually vegan) to community groups and local authorities, as well as on the streets for people without accommodation.
Systemic racism explained
Animal violence and how it influences anti-black racism, queer antagonism and class discrimination throughout the global west
In her new book, Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation, Harvard-educated psychologist Melanie Joy examines the common underlying psychology that drives all forms of oppression–a psychology that stems from what she calls “powerarchy.”