International Company Backs Brock-Led Women And Animal Rights Project

News from Brock University

Posted March 7th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has granted $20,000 to a Brock-led multi-media project that features women around the world working to improve animals’ lives.

Bruck University, in the Niagara, Ontario City of St. Catharines

Bruck University, in the Niagara, Ontario City of St. Catharines

“Women have played a critical role in animal rights and the animal advocacy movement,” says Tricia Stevens, charitable giving manager in Lush’s British Columbia office. The grant comes from the company’s North American Charitable Giving Program.

“The celebration of these women through powerful story telling will not only highlight their impact, but provide inspiration and empower new generations of female leaders,” she says.

The grant will help fund The Unbound Project: Women on the Front Lines of Animal Advocacy.

Brock University visual arts professor Keri Cronin teamed up with award-winning photographer Jo-Anne McArthur to create the project, which “recognizes and celebrates women at the forefront of animal advocacy, in both a contemporary and historical context.”

“We were delighted to get the support of Lush for this project,” says Cronin. “This grant will allow us to share even more stories of inspiring women from around the world who are making a difference for animals.”

Cronin and McArthur are profiling approximately 200 women from countries around the world in a wide range of professions and from all walks of life.

The women range from noted primatologist Jane Goodall to Aysha Akhtar, a neurologist who researches, and educates people about “how public health is linked to the treatment of animals,” says Cronin.

“We also want to focus on local grassroots women, unsung heroes who make the world a kinder, gentler place for animals,” says Cronin.

“Sharing stories of inspiration and change not only gets people excited about taking part but gives them hope,” says McArthur. “This project is going to say, ‘here’s the problem, here are the wonderful people working on this problem, here’s how you can do this kind of thing as well.’”

For more details read story in The Brock News.

Click on the following site to learn more about Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, and its ‘cruelity-free’ practices around producing its products .

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