Brexit and ableism to be discussed in the VGN room at VegFestUK

Brexit’s impact on veganism and ableism in the vegan movement to be discussed in the VGN room at VegFestUK.

Animal rights advocate and theorist, Kim Stallwood will give a talk called Brexit, Elections, Rebellions, and Animal Rights. 

It will look at key questions such as What have Brexit, general elections, and animal and extinction rebellions to do with animal rights? Is animal rights the duty of the individual or the responsibility of society? Is the animal rights movement a moral crusade or a social movement with a political agenda? Which one will achieve animal rights? 

Kim has more than 40 years of personal commitment as a vegan and professional experience in leadership positions, including as a consultant, with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations. 

He wrote Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate with a Foreword by Brian May (Lantern Books, 2014).

Also giving a talk at the event will be Selena Caemwar who will look at ableism in the vegan community.

The aim of this discussion is to explore the ways in which ableism creates a barrier to veganism and how people with disabilities and illnesses can be assets to


Selena is a poet and activist, they write about the intersections of oppression, as a queer, trans, autistic person of colour with mental illness. 

Their bold, and often intimate, spoken word performances challenge perceptions around topics such as race, disability and gender. Selena is the Director of Aubergine in Cardiff, a queer and autistic run vegan cafe.

Come and see Kim and Selena at VegFestUK taking place at Olympia, London.

The VGN room will be taking place on 26th October, with a VGN Climate summit on Sunday 27th October.

Tickets are available here: https://london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets/

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