Liz Ross and Linda Alvarez, People of Color: Animal Rights, Advocacy & Food Justice Conference
Date grant awarded: July 10, 2016
The Coalition of Vegan Activists of Color (COVAC) encourages activism and community building by organizing events for vegans of color to volunteer at non-profit organizations that serve communities in the Los Angeles area. COVAC is organizing a People of Color: Animal Rights, Advocacy and Food Justice Conference, which will take place at California State University, Northridge. The conference will focus on providing a much-needed space for people of color while contributing to the empowerment of a sector of the vegan outreach and animal rights movement that is often excluded from the mainstream discourse.