Unexpected Activism: Losing My Job



You may not know his name, but you might have heard his story. Keith Allison is the elementary school teacher from northeast Ohio who was removed from his job over a Facebook post showing and discussing local calf crates. In a speech for the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance, he discusses his removal, his subsequent lawsuit, and the resolution. He looks at why photographs and videos of animal agriculture are seen by some as threatening and our need to openly engage in dialogue with each other.

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  • An incredible speaker and teacher. Such a well done talk that educates and inspires all of us to look at our choices. Thank you for doing this.

  • The introduction is amazing! 🙂 And Keith's book "What is the shoe were on the other hoof?" is awesome, too! Thank you, Keith!

  • An inspiring, articulate speaker… Watch this and learn how we can help each other to live up to the values we all hold — a clean environment, enough food for all, and compassion for living creatures.

  • thank you so much for your work, you inspire me! I work with kids, and I want to communicate my veganism to them but I feel hesitant about it. I feel more empowered after watching this video. I would love for your project to come to Philadelphia!

  • I'm all for vegetarianism/veganism/etc, but every man/kid I meet who grew up vegan acts very effeminate and often has manboobs. I'm not trying to make fun of him or child vegans, but in our super macho society where women are encouraged to reward alpha male behavior, raising pre-pubescent boys in this way is something I would consider to be borderline child abuse.

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