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Welcome to the Phoenix Zones Initiative Resource Center, which includes a collection of materials that address how we can better understand and treat one another, other beings, and the planet. Please reach out if you have questions or suggestions.

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Measuring a Population’s Progress

By Phoenix Zones Initiative

Date: November 12, 2020
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As a society, we cannot know if circumstances are improving unless we compare them with the past. But how can we adequately measure advancements in the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet?

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What’s Trade Got to Do with It?

Impact Fashion Phoenix Zones Initiative Panel

Date: September 5, 2020
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At the fifth annual Impact Fashion Summit and Show, Phoenix Zones Initiative’s team reported on the human, animal, and environmental health costs of fashion. The team covered the impact of trade policy and what we can all do to lobby for change.

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Understanding Zoonotic Diseases

By Phoenix Zones Initiative and JMB Design

Date: 2020
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Learn why more germs are being transmitted from animals to humans, and how they cause disease, outbreaks, and pandemics.

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Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

By Sunaura Taylor, New Press, New York

Date: 2017
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Beasts of Burden expands in written form what Taylor’s art does visually, melding together the discourses of animal rights and disability rights into a unified movement for the liberation of all.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander, New Press, New York

Date: 2010
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Alexander provides an indictment of the American criminal justice system—which is racist in its construction—and she challenges us to create solutions that address centuries of oppression. The study and organizing guides are free.

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Signs of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Chimpanzees

By Hope Ferdowsian and colleagues, PLOS ONE

Date: June 16, 2011
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Chimpanzees used in research and other exploitative settings can develop mental disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. (Photo of Negra, courtesy of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest)

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