About this project!
Too often, we fail to recognize how forms of violence and oppression are connected. If we’re able to see and understand these connections, we can better leverage our collective efforts to bring about positive transformative change. We’ve put together a book of essays from leading activists who work to end different forms of violence to help lead us to that path. The book, edited by Will Tuttle, is called Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice. This could be the push that we need to break out of our confining silos, to build bridges between movements, and to make the choices that will lead to a peaceful and just world for all.
We have 28 leading visionary vegan authors who have contributed insightful and inspiring essays to the volume, all on the theme of illuminating the connections between injustice to animals and the various forms of social and ecological injustice, and the keys to creating a world of peace, compassion, and freedom by addressing the hidden roots of our dilemmas.
is the list of contributors and chapter titles.
Foreword by Carol J. Adams
David Cantor – Beyond Humanism, Toward a New Animalism
Angel Flinn – No Innocent Bystanders
Katrina Fox – Why Compassion is Essential to Social Justice
Beatrice Friedlander – A Woman, A Cat, and a Realization
Lori Girshick – Interconnected Injustices and the Struggle for Universal Liberation
Rachel Griffin – Social Responsibility, Reflexivity, and Chasing Rainbows
Robert Grillo – Eating Animals and the Illusion of Personal Choice
Melanie Joy – Carnism: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue
Lisa Kemmerer – Sustenance, Sincerity, and Social Justice
Rita Laws – Mother Corn, Father Pumpkin, Sister Bean
Keith McHenry – Until Every Belly is Full
Christopher-Sebastian McJetters – Slavery. It's Still a Thing
Dawn Moncrief – Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil
David Nibert – Animal Rights Equal Human Rights: Domesecration and Engangled Oppression
Anthony Nocella - Building an Animal Advocacy Movement for Racial and Disability Justice
Richard Oppenlander – Our Lifeline Revealed Through the Eye of Justice
Lauren Ornelas – A Hunger for Justice
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Veganism: A Path to Nonviolence
Sailesh Rao – Climate Change and Injustice Everywhere
Anteneh Roba – The Inescapable Net of Mutuality
Marla Rose – The Universal Female: Invisible Threads that Stitch Us Together
Roth – Harming
Children to Protect Them
Richard Schwartz – Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices
Kim Sheridan - Looking Behind the Curtain to the Hidden Side of Justice Issues
Jasmin Singer – The Gay Animal: A Personal Exploration of Interconnectedness
Gary Smith – Animal Rights as a Social Justice Issue
Jo Stepaniak – Confronting the Saboteur Within: Advancing a Consciousness of Compassion
Will Tuttle – Our Cultural Crisis and the Vegan Solution
Zoe Weil – The MOGO Principle for a Peaceful, Sustainable, and Humane World
Where does my money go?
To complete the project, we have a goal of $18,000. Your support will go directly to completing, printing, distributing, and marketing this book. The more contributions we receive, the more books we can print and the more we can devote to marketing, public relations, and speaking engagements for the authors, which maximizes our impact and gets our message out there. We're donating 50% of all proceeds raised from this book printing to the Food Empowerment Project, an organization that seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.
For your support, you'll receive a gift ranging from the eBook to a weekend retreat at Will and Madeleine Tuttle's vegan bed and breakfast! You'll also receive our gratitude and personal thanks for making this project a reality.
What else can I do to help?
Any donations are valued and are critical to the success of this book, but we don't just need money! Sharing, posting, and talking about this campaign with your family, friends, and anyone you know will help this project reach its goal.
When will I get the book?
Books will be delivered about three months after the campaign!