Alejandra Mendoza is a Brazilian self-taught vegan chef, social communicator and human and animal rights activist. In the last five years she has traveled throughout South America and Europe teaching food self-sufficiency. She currently lives in Bristol, England. Alejandra has found a key example of effective intersectional struggle in the Palestinian Animal League (PAL). PAL’s intersectional approach to liberation represents the kind of movement she thinks veganism should be.
Andrew Mahon works for a humanitarian NGO in London and has been a passionate vegan for nine years. He first became aware of PAL through their crowdfunding campaign, and started volunteering for them soon afterwards. In his spare time Andrew enjoys cycling and rock climbing.
Alejandra and Andrew will discuss their experiences working in the West Bank with the Palestinian Animal League, the first animal rights organisation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This talk will discuss how PAL pursues animal liberation in the context of occupation. It will focus upon the central role community empowerment plays in PAL’s work for other animals.
Alejandra and Andrew will appear at Vegfest on both Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September.