We are very pleased to announce that the Vegan Intersectionality Project now have the capacity to GO ON TOUR!
Although we have broken out of the confines of the centre of Dublin by sometimes staging our “Vegan Information Day” gazebo events in Rathmines and Dun Laoghaire, we have been concerned about the focus on Dublin.
Now, we can go anywhere in Ireland with your help. So… if you would like your town or city in Ireland to experience the “Vegan Information Day” stall, if you support the expansive intersectional view of veganism, and if you can get permission to site our 3x3m gazebo stall (we have two gazebos, so if you can arrange for a double gazebo, even better!), please contact us.
Single or double gazebos means breaking free of the usual confines of putting a table on the street open to the elements. The weather-proof VIP gazebo features literature (including a zine library), food samples, food portions, videos, and the famous VIP “tea station,” a special cafe area where people can sit and enjoy a free cuppa (and their food portions) while talking all things vegans.
VIP volunteers are also available for talks, so we can run the “Vegan Information Day” stall with you and do a talk in the evening. With our new caravan (see below – click on the images to enlarge), there are no accommodation issues.
If so, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 086 391 2018.
Let’s shake things up a little in Ireland!!
Neville, the VIP van, and the new (and currently unnamed) caravan!
The new caravan and VIP’s van Neville.
The Vegan Information Project would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts the people who have chosen to explore vegan intersectionality rather than reject it out of hand.
THIS IS OUR 2014 END-OF-YEAR VIDEO WHICH WE HOPE YOU ENJOY. BRING ON 2015!
British Sociologists Matthew Cole (Open University) and Kate Stewart (Nottingham University) – displaying remarkable amounts of patience with technological hitches – gave an equally remarkable presentation for VIP in December 2014 based on themes in their newly-released book, Our Children and Other Animals: The Social Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session (see below).
We at VIP feel that this presentation [and the book] is very important. Please watch and take in the details because it will make you a better advocate for other animals.
If you are in a group, especially if based in Britain, book these people and ask them to present to you.
Apologies that some scenes are a little out of focus – but it gets better!
Audio of the Q&A (the echo disappears in the first minute)
Alternatively, listen to the Q&A H E R E
VIP were pleased to welcome back UCD Ph.D candidate, Patrizia Setola, who delivered a new talk on animal ethics at The Outhouse, 3rd December 2014.
Below is the YT of the talk, the audio of the talk (which may be louder and features tina cubberley’s introductory talk about VIP “food not bombs” project), the audio of the Q&A session that followed the talk, and an interactive slide show of the Power Point presentation used on the night.
Main Talk audio
VIP volunteers were asked to speak to a group of students who are researching and writing their “action project” on Animal Rights.
The talk was dedicated to Pepsi the cat, who has died recently. RIP Pepsi.
The major theme for the talk was the differences between animal rights and animal welfare. The students were keen to discuss that, looking at concepts such as “unnecessary suffering,” “subjects of a life,” and “sentience,” but they were also interested to talk about veganism and vegetarianism, zoos, language, shearing wool from sheep, animal rights and feminism, “health vegans” and so on.
As well as some VIP and Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary literature given to the student, they also watched this recent Eden video with great interest.
Special thanks to Eile for organising the talk.