Lee Hallis creating a Studio for the Art of Animal Liberation
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Patrons introduce valuable ideas into the discussion, bringing the process of the writing and monthly talks into a community. In addition to the engagement invitation described in the tier above, you'll further receive a personal thank-you on the "about" section of my blog, Vegan Place, for the duration of your sponsorship.
Along with thanks at VeganPlace.blog you'll be my blog Muse. Tell me the topic you'd like addressed. This will prompt up to one inspired post a month like:
- A conversation with Ellie on service animals.
- Thoughts inspired by Bill on the foundation for vegan living.
- Food for thought from Justin on whether vegans kill more animals by eating crops.
Along with thanks at VeganPlace.blog you'll be my blog Muse. Tell me the topic you'd like addressed. Although we have updated the Studio goals (Jan. 2020), this always remains an open invitation. The blogging continues!
We can only get to animal liberation by cultivating a new human identity in relation to Earth’s other life, I propose in On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century (link; reviews). Patrons are helping me get this goal from the pages of a book to where people are.
Supported and advised by patrons, this studio is producing resources to be distributed in local communities.
The first free, downloadable public resource is Vegan 101.
By becoming a member of this Studio for the Art of Animal Liberation, you can contribute to a second downloadable slideshow, Vegan 201, in 2020.
Inform my research. Transfer it into public writings and advocacy presentations. Public presentations are vital to getting the word out about animal liberation. Your support both inspires and enables these events.
- Connect the dots from animal ethics to environmentalism.
- Paint a picture of a new human identity in relation to Earth’s other life.
- Show how vegans spare animals from being turned into commodities—and how the commitment to becoming vegan can and does relieve the pressure on our whole global bio-community.
Thank you for your support in 2019. And welcome, 2020! After three full years here, I continue to appreciate this platform. Patreon takes a little and gives a lot to the artists, educators, and advocates who rely on it.
This platform makes decentralized, direct advocacy possible. And this is how...
I work for you, for your community. Here is some feedback from those who've invited me to contribute to theirs.
— Atty. Kimberly E. Diamond, Founder, Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest
Lee led us in a thought-provoking discussion with an emphasis on respect for animal rights and habitat. Lee is a skilled and interesting presenter whose perspectives elicited a lively interchange. Group members unanimously agreed that we would like Lee to return to speak with us again. I heartily recommend Lee as a presenter and discussion leader!
— Dr. Laura Kogan, Founder, Princeton Vegan Book and Movie Discussion Club
I first met Lee ten years ago, when I was in college. We invited Lee to speak at a student-led speaker series, and that first encounter has shaped the way I think about how we interact with other species from that day forward.
Hearing Lee speak about veganism and animal liberation was one of those rare moments where different parts of my brain seemed to click together into place, and I thought “of course!” That feeling has continued unabated every time I attend one of Lee’s workshops or read Lee’s latest book, which was hours of...
“Ah, of course!” “Of course!” “Of course!”
Lee is incredibly respectful and kind toward any person in attendance at Lee’s events. I sincerely believe that most people, if exposed to Lee’s thinking either via writings or speaking events, would come away pondering a perspective they just never previously had the opportunity to encounter.
— Kathy Zager, West Hartford, CT
- Vegan festival talks.
- Discussion of veganism as encompassing race, gender and LGBTQI+ concerns, and social injustices.
- Op-eds and columns confronting animal shows and exploitation.
- Vegan climate and sustainability work.
- Habitat advocacy and discussion of animals as climate refugees.
- Animal liberation philosophy development.
- Free, online PowerPoint presentations for the public.
- Discussion of social/psychological issues facing advocates.
- Creating an audio version of On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation.