Lena Ashooh

December Retreat Reflection: The Moral Roots of Psychological Safety

One of the most pressing issues impacting our country today, is divisibility, especially as a result of the conversation of...

#3 The Price of Spilt Milk

This weekend I attended a conference at Shelburne Farms, in which we discussed the humanization of school systems. We had...

#2 When the Red Paints Peels

In studying some of the most influential leaders from across the world, an important commonality appears in the depth of...

WtS: Learning for the Community, Not the Individual

“What’s the Story” delves into addressing the skills and learning method that will last a life time, a teaching method...

March Retreat: The Mark of a Feat

The florescent lights, and white washed walls of a classroom seem to disappear every time we enter the wood paneled...

Interviewee Contact List

Organizations: Animal Rights Advocacy: Mercy for Animals: alicec@mercyforanimals.org PETA: peta2@peta.org American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): lobby@aspca.org Humane Society...

Interview Questions for Dairy Farmers, and Veal Producers

For Interviews With Dairy Farmers: Interview Goal:  Through out interviews with Dairy Farmers, I am hoping to determine the role...

Interview Questions for Animal Advocates and Dairy Producers

For Interviews With Animal Rights Advocates: Interview Goal:  We are hoping to have footage of an animal rights advocate explain...

December Retreat: The Veal Deal

Each teams progression was evident in the faces of the “What’s the Story” students on a snowy Saturday morning, ranging...

Week 2: Conventions With Intentions

In the past week, we discussed the various different people that have relationships to the dairy and veal industries. Part...

Nov Retreat: The Beginning of the End (Of Animal Cruelty)

The nervousness lay thick in the air Saturday morning, as Mr. O’Leary stood at the foot of the room, discussing...

#7 Behind the Color Red

7 years ago, in 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture suspended the operations of...

#6 The Breakdown

#5 Creating Change in the Face of Denial

As many leaders around the world recognize, the key to successfully pressuring a community for a change in the government...

#4 The Five Freedoms

Shimon Peres, the former President of Israel, famously stated that “you are only as great as the cause you serve.”  Peres’s...

#3 Milk’s Greatest Sacrifice

If you’ve read the Catcher in the Rye, you would understand J.D. Salinger’s referral to the color red as a symbol of...

#1 Where I am and Where I Want To Go

My name is Lena Ashooh, I was born and raised in Shelburne, Vermont, and have found myself falling unconditionally in...

#2: “What’s the Story” Topic

Growing up in a state that relies on the dairy industry, and being a member of the dairy 4-H are both...

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