With the rapidly evolving conversation around this disruption, we’ve decided to release this episode to the public a full 3 days early. This week we are going to do our best to break down a recent action that has become a huge point of contention, both within the vegan world as well as the wider political sphere. During a talk on the gender pay gap, California Senator Kamala Harris was interrupted by a white male presenting activist in the name of animal liberation. We’ll discuss our feelings on these types of disruptions in general as well as what particular optics and dynamics have caused this one to become such a touch point. 

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A transcript of this episode can be found here.

The Food:

Oh My Cod(at the Fayetteville Veganfest)

The Sweet Praxis (Syracuse, NY)

The Links:

Why I Am Boycotting Events If DXE Is Also An Invited Speaker (Carol J Adams)

10 Signs your Animal Rights group is a Cult (Woke Vegana)


Protester Grabs Microphone From Kamala Harris At San Francisco Event(Huffington Post)

DXE’s Press Release

Protestor Grabs Microphone From Kamala Harris(Politico)

Direct Action Leading Where?(Medium)

The Aidan Cook Interview (Aaron Yarmel – YouTube)