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Nationality  American
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Occupation  Writer Speaker Diversity strategist
Known for  Critical race theory Feminism Veganism
Notable work  Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (2010)
Website  http://www.abreezeharper.com/
Residence  Northern California, California, United States
Books  Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England
Alma maters  Dartmouth College, Harvard Extension School, University of California, Davis

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Amie "Breeze" Harper is an African-American critical race feminist, diversity strategist, and author of books and studies on veganism and racism. Her Sistah Vegan anthology features a collection of writings by black female vegans.


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Harper attributes her initial interest in practicing veganism to the influence of the work of Dick Gregory in connecting diet to the liberation struggle of marginalized groups, and to Afrocentric, raw foodist Queen Afua.

In 2007, Harper's master's thesis at Harvard Extension School, Cyberterritories of Whiteness: Language, 'Colorblind' Utopias, and 'Sistah Vegan' Consciousness, won the Dean's Prize for Outstanding A.L.M. Thesis in Educational Technologies.

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In 2013, Harper's PhD dissertation for the University of California, Davis contrasted the framing of ethical veganism by neoliberal white, Afrocentric, and decolonial organizations.

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In 2015, Harper organized a conference, The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matters, to discuss intersectional issues concerning veganism and the Black Lives Matter movement. Also in 2015, Harper joined the advisory board for Black Vegans Rock. Harper received the Lisa Shapiro Award for Unsung Vegan Heroes from the Pollination Project.

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On June 10, 2016, Harper was announced as the Humane Party's vice-presidential nominee for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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  • A. Breeze Harper (March 1, 2009). Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society. Lantern Books. ISBN 978-1590561454. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  • Amie Breeze Harper (2010). "Race as a 'Feeble Matter' in Veganism: Interrogating Whiteness, Geopolitical Privilege, and Consumption Philosophy of 'Cruelty-Free' Products". Journal for Critical Animal Studies. 8 (3): 5–27. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  • D. Ndirangu Wachanga (May 31, 2011). Cultural Identity and New Communication Technologies: Political, Ethnic and Ideological Implications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp. 235–255. ISBN 9781609605919. Retrieved June 10, 2016.  "Chapter 12: Veganporn.com & 'Sistah': Explorations of Whiteness through Textual Linguistic Cyberminstrelsy on the Internet"
  • Alison Hope Alkon; Julian Agyeman (October 21, 2011). Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability. MIT Press. pp. 221–238. ISBN 978-0262516327. Retrieved June 10, 2016.  Chapter 10: "Vegans of color, racialized embodiment, and problematics of the 'exotic'"
  • Psyche Williams Forson; Carole Counihan (September 13, 2013). Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World. pp. 155–174. Retrieved June 10, 2016.  Chapter 12: "Going Beyond the Normative White 'Post-Racial' Vegan Epistemology"
  • A. Breeze Harper (September 12, 2014). Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England. Sense Publishers. ISBN 978-9462097599. 
  • References

    A. Breeze Harper Wikipedia

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