We speak with Zane McNeill, a nonbinary scholar-activist from West Virginia who has published edited collections with Sanctuary Publishers, PM Press, and Lantern Publishing & Media. They were the recipient of the 2022 National Lawyer Guild’s Legal Worker Award for their labor and animal rights organizing and are a co-manager of the nonprofit, Rights for Animal Rights Advocates (RARA).
Topics discussed include animal rights advocacy and organising, dismantling racial and carceral capitalism and how that impacts veganism, their books and more.
Zane's books include:
You can also find Zane's writing on Truthout: https://truthout.org/authors/zane-mcneill/, Sentient Media https://sentientmedia.org/author/zanemcneill/ and Law@The Margins https://sentientmedia.org/author/zanemcneill/
Rights for Animal Advocates (RARA) is a non-profit organization co-founded by Zane and Ayse Deniz Kavur. RARA was set up to ensure that animal rights advocates work or volunteer under just and sustainable conditions, for the sake of humans and nonhumans alike. https://www.rightsforadvocates.com/
RARA's criteria for just and equitable workplaces which we discuss on the show can be found here: https://www.rightsforadvocates.com/know-your-rights/blog-post-title-one-...
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