What is holistic empathy? Do you know how the arts can bring awareness to social justice issues? Hear from Zehra Abbas in the latest Plant-Based Canada Podcast episode to find out and more!
Zehra has had a keen interest in exploring how to make the world a kinder place ever since her time volunteering for organizations like War Against Rape and The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture in her youth. Zehra is the Executive Director of Umano.org, a US-based organization supporting initiatives worldwide that foster holistic empathy for humans, animals, and the environment.
Zehra is also the founder and volunteer President of Youth Troopers for Global Awareness and its social enterprise, Studio.89, a non-profit community hub and fair trade vegan cafe providing a free space for events, workshops, and resources with a specific focus on social justice activism and youth leadership development. Studio.89 also aims to benefit humans, animals, and the environment.
Zehra has extensive experience in operating and developing non-profit initiatives, building organizational capacity, and establishing social enterprises.
While travelling, Zehra enjoys narrow cobblestone streets, ancient architecture, cuddling street animals, and volunteering with various charity organizations to advance her knowledge about community care from a holistic lens.
In this episode we discuss:
*Storytelling to Spread a Message
*Umano International Short Film Festival
*Starting a Business & Outreach / Building Organizational Capacity
*Take Home Message
#plantbased #health #socialjustice #socialjusticeactivism
#holisticempathy #storytelling #storytellingtospreadamessage
#StartingaBusiness #Outreach #NonProfit #youthleadership
#vegan #vegetarian #plantbasedlifestyle
This Podcast was edited by Clinton Stamatovich