We start with a brief conversation about Pokemon Go, #BlackLivesMatter, and the place of politics in food media. Then we interview Emiko Badillo, one of the owners of Food Fight, the first vegan grocery store in Portland. She also started Vegans of Color and is a COOL LADY DRUMMER! She talks to us about lifestyle veganism vs. political veganism, the "double trouble" of being a racial as well as a political minority, and how human-centered social justice can have a place within veganism, too.
Links du jour
- An Open Letter to White Business Owners: "White business owners keep their social media automated and on schedule. White business owners promote their latest e-course or workshop. White business owners act like nothing has happened - leaving the tragic impression that perhaps, for them, nothing did."
- That Chinatown dog meat protest story, just for the hell of it
- Portland Vegans of Color on Facebook