Open for Submissions: White Passing PoC Guide Book

Book Project: White Passing POC Guide (title to be determined)

Lead Author: Karla Rosa Vargas, co-founder of La Raza for Liberation

What:

This book project is meant to guide white-passing people of color through recognizing and utilizing their privilege to better serve their POC communities, and advance our fight for justice and equality.

We would like to invite white passing PoC voices to contribute the following to this book:

Prompt: What does it mean to be a white-passing person of color? What privileges and responsibilities do we hold, and how should we responsibly navigate being caught between “two worlds”?

Details:

The following submissions formats are welcome from self-identified white-passing people of color:

-essays

-short reflections

-poems

No word limit. Submissions will be included in a specific chapter following the main discussion within the book.

Deadline is August 15th, 2018.

Part of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Essie Justice Group.

“Essie Justice Group is a non profit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration. Our award-winning Healing to Advocacy Model brings women together to heal, build collective power, and drive social change. We are building a membership of fierce advocates for race and gender justice — including Black and Latinx women, formerly and currently incarcerated women, Transwomen, and gender non-conforming people.”

Contact: karlarosavargas (at) gmail (dot) com

 

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CALLING Vegan Artists (and Writers)!

Submissions are currently welcome from ALL vegans for a vegan/animal rights community book project…

NEEDED:

We are looking for vegan artists willing to contribute one or two illustrations for a community-led unique activism book concept that will feature text and artwork from nonhuman animals’ point of view.

Artists, line work and other forms of artwork that translates well into black and white would work best for submissions to this project.

Artwork must be:
• at least 300 dpi resolution (for book printing)
• black & white
• fit on an 8 x 10 inch page
• be related to the prompt below…

Writers: Also welcome to participate with submissions, but at this time, we are specifically looking for pieces that speak against ALL animal exploitation and not individual species.

Prompt for artists (and writers):

If you had one single moment to make a statement and raise the voices of nonhuman animals from their own point of view through your art, what would that look like? What would you say or illustrate to a stranger that might encounter your work?

Remember this is your one chance to speak for ALL nonhumans at once. The visual and images should help the viewer make connections with regards to their hand in the oppression of nonhumans and their *choice* to continue to uphold speciesism.

WHAT: This book is an opportunity for artists and writers to create content that can be used by activists in their own communities to raise the voices of nonhuman animals (Think photocopying and putting up around towns). Many activists do not have a support system, vegan groups, or may experience conditions that prevent them from joining traditional forms of activism, so a book filled with content for them to use would help us give others a way to join the movement as we work towards nonhuman liberation.

DEADLINE: Please email us directly for a deadline (2018):

info@sanctuarypublishers.com

FYI: Part of the profits for this book will go towards grants to support individuals open to creating microsanctuaries to rescue as many nonhuman as possible and to extend sanctuaries into something that we can all do as outlined by the MicroSanctuary Movement, which provide financial help and support to those able to home rescued farm animals (think mini sanctuaries across the world in a way that is accessible to everyone wanting to help rescue nonhumans as opposed to traditional sanctuaries only accessible to those with large plots of land).

The rest will help Sanctuary Publishers continue to publish books and help marginalize communities. We aren’t a traditional book publisher. We reinvest profits into much needed content.

Benefits to you? You will create awesome work for your portfolio (I know! I know! Your time and work are valuable. Believe me – I know! It’s just up to us to raise the voices of nonhumans). You will also be supporting the rescue of nonhumans and the creation of microsanctuaries while lending a hand to activists that are basically alone or limited in the activism they can take part in. Lastly, your name and portfolio will be credited, so it’s one more way to get your name and work out there.

F.A.Q.: Does the submission have to be an unpublished or new? Yes. We are trying to raise funds for nonhumans and keep costs low since publishing costs money. Sadly, people don’t want to pay for things that are already free or overused. That doesn’t mean you can’t edit your piece(s) to create new ones though even if just adding new text, etc 🙂

NOTICE:

Submissions must be anti-speciesist, inclusive/intersectional/consistently anti-oppression in nature, no depicted gore or violence. The aim of the project is to raise the voices of nonhumans without shock tactics. No human saviorship please (this is about nonhumans and their voices). Please absolutely no “vegan flags” or co-opted religious or cultural symbols.

Please share with those that may be interested in this exciting collaboration.
Thanks for helping us make content that supports humans and nonhumans on our journey towards justice for all!

Call For Submissions: VoC Book #2

Submissions Open for Upcoming Book Project:

For PoC BY VoC

This will be the follow-up to “Veganism in an Oppressive World”, A Vegans of Color Community Project published in 2017. This volume will feature the voices of Vegans of Color as they speak to their own communities about the following…

PROMPT:

If you could say something to nonvegan people of color (PoC), what would you tell them about your ethics and the validity of veganism as a justice movement against oppression? Why should PoC include nonhumans in their advocacy?

DETAILS FOR THIS BOOK PROJECT:

Submissions welcome for a Vegan of Color -led (VoC) Community project:

WHAT:

We are open for the following relevant submissions for a VoC-led book project:

-line drawings or black & white artwork

-b&w photography

-short quotes

-poems

-short reflections

-essays

Please note that all submissions must be pro-intersectional and nonhuman and ethics focused since veganism is a movement to fight nonhuman animal exploitation. However, you may also incorporate other aspects (environment, health, history, spirituality, etc.) in your piece that have had an impact on you related to veganism since we all experience veganism differently.

No word limit or minimum for submissions. Write as much or as little as you’d like.

Submissions must be from VoC, original work by the author or artist, and previously unpublished.

WHO:

This is a project by Sanctuary Publishers in collaboration with vegan artists and writers of color from all communities.

Writers and artists will be credited by name in the book and with a link to their online portfolio on the eBook and the on the contributors’ new release blog.

If you are not VoC…and would still like to support this effort, you can do so by volunteering your time for marketing, helping with your graphic design skills, or through financial support, via PayPal info@sanctuarypublishers.com OR Patreon www.patreon.com/sanctuarypublishers

WHY: 

Apart from providing a platform for VoC, a portion of the money raised from this community effort will be used to help fund pro-intersectional, anti-speciesist, anti-oppression, and inclusive work.

WHEN:

Currently OPEN for submissions.

DEADLINE for submissions: EXTENDED 2018 (Email for deadline details)

Send submissions to info@sanctuarypublishers.com

Libro Sobre El Veganismo Puertorriqueño: Projecto Comunitario

Me llamo Julia y soy la fundadora de Sanctuary Publishers. Soy Puertorriqueña y vegana desde hace 10 años. Hoy les escribo por que me gustaría publicar un libro para ayudar a mas Puertorriqueños entender el veganismo y lo que significaria cocinar a lo vegano.

Este libro sería un projecto de la comunidad vegana en Puerto Rico y ayudaría a apoyar un projecto o organización vegana en la isla.

Estoy buscando personas que se interesen en ayudar con contribuciones de recetas originales (desayuno, almuerzo, cena, postres) que ayuden a una persona en la isla hacer la transicion al veganismo. La recetas pueden ser basadas en comidas tradicionales y/o en los typos de comidas que son mas facil de adquirir sin que una persona tenga que gastar mas o hacer muchos viajes a tiendas especiales ya que queremos que el veganismo Boricua sea lo mas accesible para todos en la isla.

El libro también incluira consejos sobre otras partes correspondientes al veganismo (materiales, productos no probados sobre los animales, entretenimientos veganos, etc.).

Si pueden ayudar, me pueden mandar un email a info@sanctuarypublishers.com

Pueden mandar las recetas en forma de “Word” o por Google Drive.
Tambien se busca un Puertorriqueño(a) vegano(a) que este interesado(a) en ayudar con el diseño de la portada del libro.

Gracias y espero que les guste la idea de este projecto.

Juntos podemos ayudar a los nuestros.

Raising the Voices of Vegans of Color

 

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In collaboration with TAVS – The Advocacy of Veganism Society and the VoC community, Sanctuary Publishers‘ newest book project will work to help raise the voices of vegans of color in an effort to speak up on behalf of nonhuman animals.

Vegans of color have stories to tell—stories about what veganism means to us and our communities. Because of this, we will be working to publish a two volume book set to help vegans of color gain visibility while in turn, continue to help spread veganism within our communities.

Profits from the two volumes will also help sponsor a pro-intersectional veganism starter kit booklet – the first of its kind.

Vegans artists and authors of color are welcome to make submissions towards the books. Guidelines for the types of submissions welcomed can be found on the publishers’ submission page.

If you are not VoC but would still like to help this important project, you can volunteer to help with promotion when the time comes or with graphic design.

You may also help support this project through donations.

Thank you – we are thrilled to bring this work to fruition!