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Unexpected Activism: Losing My Job

February 15, 2016

Source YouTube

Published on Jan 12, 2016

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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There are truth seekers
And those who choose
To deny.
Seems there is a
Bigger price to pay
For honesty then
For telling a lie.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2016 11:33 am

    “Being an activist really just means you are willing to speak out for what’s important to you, even when others disagree. It means using your voice against injustice is more important than keeping everyone comfortable. You don’t have to be angry. You don’t have to shout. You can speak with love. You just can’t be silent.” – Keith Allison

    Thank you for showcasing Keith’s story. Another vegan activist — JoAnn Farb — recently lost her teaching job at the Merc for speaking out against injustice; please read her series of 4 blog posts starting here:

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    February 15, 2016 12:44 pm

    There are truth seekers
    And those who choose
    To deny.
    Seems there is a
    Bigger price to pay
    For honesty then
    For telling a lie.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. JANE LEWIS permalink
    February 15, 2016 12:50 pm

    Did he get his job back and I hope he hot a good settlement .Was there a take action against that board Thanks 

    Sent from my Samsung device over Bell’s LTE network.


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