Animal Liberationists of Colour (ALOC) is an affinity group of Direct Action Everywhere. It is made up of animal activists who are also people of colour.
Racism and speciesism have important parallels. Yet despite the common ideological machinery oppressing both people of color (POC) and animals, POC comprise less than 3% of the animal rights movement (compared to 37% of the general population), and are consistently targeted by hostile and angry campaigns.
ALOC is meant to be a safe space explore and talk about racism within the animal rights movement, and the ways we can ensure our activism is non-oppressive to POC.