Decolonizing Veganism: A Discussion on Hood Politics and Food Sovereignty

Woman holding sign that reads treating earth the way my ancestors worshipped her

Thursday, February 11, 2021
4:00 p.m.




A recording for this presentation is not available.

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Brought to you by the Outback Farm and the Environmental Justice Speakers Fund in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

Join Veggie Mijas on February 11 at 4:00 p.m. for a presentation called “Decolonizing Veganism: A Discussion on Hood Politics and Food Sovereignty.” Veggie Mijas is a collective of women of color/trans folks of color/gender non-conforming folks who are plant-based or are interested in a plant-based lifestyle. They are individuals who have experience as marginalized identities and with food insecurity and apartheid. The global majority have rich cultures teeming with solidarity through food and experiences with plant-based diets; it's high time we center the original voices of such action, and we are thrilled to hear from Veggie Mijas about how they are already doing so.

This event is brought to you by the Outback Farm and the Environmental Justice Speakers Fund, granted by the SEJF. Registration is free but required.

Amy Quichiz

Amy Quichiz, Founder


Amy Quichiz received her bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology. Throughout her college career, she has been known for her commitment to continuously bring awareness to the Latinx community and fighting against gender violence, sexual assault, gender and sexual inequality, queer discriminations and racial issues.

Amy also articulates theories and personal experiences into writing pieces that cover various topics such as whiteness, radical self-love from brown girls, mental disabilities in Latinx households, Latinx body issues, borderland identities and radical queer love. Her work has been recognized by numerous of platforms such as The New York Times, Bustle, Bon Appetit, i-D, Self Magazine, Mic, and VegNews. Through Instagram, Amy has the opportunity to continue sharing knowledge through radical story-telling and creating workshops for throughout the community.

Lastly, Amy is the Founder of Veggie Mijas, a women of color collective that highlights the importance of veganism through lens of those with marginalized identities. Through this collective, she has opened new chapters in several states and cities and is organizing vegan folks of color in a national perspective. Amy also provides resources for folks in these cities on how their food can be more accessible and to learn more about the food system.




Destiny is a community organizer who currently resides in Las Vegas. She's a plant-based activist who has dedicated her brand, Eat Yo Destiny, to educating people on how to be vegan on a budget. As a queer, womxn of color, Destiny focuses on educating folx on intersectional veganism and shares her experience as a Latina who grew up in The Bronx. She is a full-time social media manager and creates content for vegan businesses and brands. Follow her on Instagram and learn more about how to budget cook at @eatyodestiny. 

Questions & Accommodations

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There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please mark the request on the registration form. Advance notice of three days to one week is appreciated.