Sunaura Taylor and her daughter Leonora

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Brenda Sanders

Brenda Sanders

Brenda Sanders is a vegan advocate, humanitarian, and entrepreneur who has pioneered or co-founded projects and events to help low-income communities in Baltimore learn about and have better access to healthy, vegan food. Wherever she sees a gap or need, she works to help fill it. A few examples include founding the Afro Vegan Society, opening The Greener Kitchen, & launching the Food & Justice Podcast as part of the Defund Big Meat Campaign.

Sunaura Taylor

Sunaura Taylor

Sunaura Taylor is an artist, writer, academic, and an activist for both disability rights and animal rights. Her artwork has been displayed internationally and she is currently an assistant professor at UC Berkeley where she teaches classes in animal studies and environmental justice. Taylor utilises her lived experience as a disabled person to present new ways of thinking about disability and animals. Through each strand of her multifaceted work, she examines and challenges what it is to be human, what it is to be animal, and how the exploitation and oppression of both are entwined.

Helena Hesayne

Helena Hesayne

Helena Hesayne, Vice President of Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA), dedicates her life to taking care of animals who are often the first casualties of war or economic crisis.

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Elsie Herring

As we sat on her front porch for our interview, the sprinklers kicked on and Elsie had to hold a paper towel over her mouth so she could continue to speak.

Elsie Herring, the great-granddaughter of a freed slave, became an environmental activist after a hog CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) replaced the small family farm next door to her family’s property.

Filming by Kelly Guerin / Editing by Nardine Groch.