Main Street Vegan Podcast: Mark your calendar. A very special episode of Victoria Moran's Main Street Vegan Podcast will air February 22nd when Victoria interviews Wayne Hsuing (wherever your podcasts are available). Recently released from a jail term for rescuing sick birds from an egg factory and getting them veterinary care, Wayne is a brilliant, thoughtful, courageous, and controversial figure in the animal rights world. Hsiung is a co-founder of The Simple Heart Initiative and previously led the animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), which he also co-founded. For more information about Wayne, see Wayne Hsiung - Wikipedia.
The Compassion Consortium also is delighted to share some exciting news about the groundbreaking film, They're Trying to Kill Us. In honor of Black History Month, beginning on February 1, you can watch this film for free on the movie's website, They're Trying to Kill Us.
The Compassion Consortium featured this film for our 2022 February Compassionate Film Talk event. During that event, the film's producers Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy and What the Health) and John Lewis (Badass Vegan) spoke eloquently about how the film could shine a light on little known injustices.
The film's focus is to encourage critical thought about justice by highlighting Hip Hop artists and activists who speak about injustice in all its forms. The film addresses food access and food deserts, nutritional, and environmental racism, diet related diseases, racial disparities of disease, government corruption, animal cruelty, climate change and ultimately how the influence of Hip Hop will save the world.