We’re more than pleased to announce two of our events for the fall!
First, Gene Baur, the founder of Farm Sanctuary (http://www.farmsanctuary.org), will be speaking in September. “Highlighting milestones over the past 25 years – including landmark legal advances, shifts in public awareness, changes in the marketplace, and growing coverage of farm animal issues by the mainstream media – Gene’s thoughtful and moving presentations set forth the great progress we have achieved by working together and address what each of us can do to help to create a more compassionate society. Gene grounds his message not on accusations or judgments but on facts and research. He appeals to our better selves and explains how we can, and why we must, align our everyday actions with our own values and interests.”
Then, in November, Breeze Harper, author of Sistah Vegan, will be speaking. “What does race have to do with how one practices veganism? Why and how to legacies of colonialism and racism affect one’s vegan philosophies? Breeze Harper’s lecture will analyze the pro-vegan book Sacred Woman, by Queen Afua. Provocative and controversial, Breeze will explore how and why Afua believes that black women in the USA can only truly heal from centuries of racism and colonialism through a vegan diet rooted in pre-colonial Africa.”