Vegan Food Politics

Breeze Harper

A. Breeze Harper is the director and founder of the Sistah Vegan Project.

Breeze Harper

Dr. A. Breeze Harper is the director and founder of the Sistah Vegan Project. 

Dickinson will host Vegan Food Politics: A Black Feminist Perspective, a lecture that explores how issues of food, health and “ethical eating” in American veganism are informed by experiences with race, gender and legacies. The event will take place on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room, 208 West Louther Street. It is free and open to the public. 

The lecture will be presented by A. Breeze Harper, author of Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society, and director and founder of the Sistah Vegan Project, which focuses on how a plant-based consumptive lifestyle is affected by factors of race, racism, sexism and other social injustices within the lives of black females.  

Harper is currently a research fellow in the human ecology department at the University of California, where she is researching black male vegans who use hip-hop and decolonial methodologies for their health, food and environmental activism. 

The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and Student Senate and co-sponsored by the American studies department, Women’s and Gender Resource Center, Center for Sustainability Education, Office of Diversity Initiatives and the departments of Africana studies and women’s & gender studies. For more information, call 717-245-1875.

Published March 25, 2014