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Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
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NW VEG Hiring Executive Director

February 7, 2016

Northwest VEG is hiring a full-time executive director to work with and lead our programs, staff, volunteers, and membership. The executive director will work closely with the board of directors, enabling the Board to fulfill its governance function. This position will be full time with the possibility of increased salary depending on the chosen candidate's fundraising goals and professional development. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and must be submitted by March 1, 2016. For more information and to apply, visit nwveg.org/jobs.

From Suffering to Satori Movie Screening

February 20 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Seven years in the making, From Suffering to Satori chronicles one woman’s journey to awareness about the plight of captive animals…and the healing effects of the bond between man and the rest of the animal kingdom. If you can't make it to the screening, you can purchase or rent the film--available through the website.

Screening details:
The First Unitarian Church, Historic Elliot Chapel, 1225 SW Salmon St, Portland.
Doors open at 6pm; movie at 6:30pm, followed by Q&A with Producer/Director Courtney Scott
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Animal Ministry of the First Unitarian Church

NW VEG Vegan Potluck & Dr. Craig McDougall

February 21 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Bring your own plate and silverware and vegan potluck offering and enjoy a delicious and highly varied meal with us. Then at 6:30, we will welcome back Dr. Craig McDougall, to talk on eating healthy on a plant-based diet, and the new health care model he is developing with Zoom+. Craig is the son of Dr. John McDougall, of the McDougall Health and Medical Center and past VegFest keynote speaker. In his practice, Dr. Craig McDougall places a strong emphasis on prevention and treating problems at their cause and chooses to reserve prescribing medications and surgeries as a last resort. His presentation following our March 2014 potluck attracted one of the largest crowds ever to attend a Northwest VEG potluck.

The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the presentation at 6:30pm, or both! Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information email info@nwveg.org.

Vancouver Potluck and Animal Thoughts Presentation

February 25 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

How do animal thoughts and emotions differ from our own, or do they differ? That is the question that Peter Spendelow will address immediately after the Vancouver Potluck. There are still scientists who claim that animals are ruled entirely by instinct, that fish do not feel pain, and that humans are the only species that can reason, but those ideas are quickly fading. Come hear what recent scientific research shows about our fellow animals, their thoughts, and emotions. Peter has a doctorate in zoology specializing in evolutionary ecology, and is also a NW VEG Board Member. Come to the potluck at 6:30, the discussion at 7:30, or both! Location: the Oak Room at the Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663 [see map]. This is just over the I-5 Bridge - very quick to reach from Portland.

Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information email info@nwveg.org. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

Vegan Potluck + Presentation by Jasmin Singer

March 20 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

First, bring your plates for the amazing array of delicious food at our Eastside Portland Vegan Potluck, then stay for a presentation by Jasmin Singer about her new book Always Too Much and Never Enough. The book documents her journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. Jasmin is the cohost of the award-winning Our Hen House podcast (ourhenhouse.org), and the Executive Director of OHH. She has contributed to several anthologies (including Defiant Daughters, Running Eating Thinking, and Circles of Compassion), is a contributing writer for VegNews Magazine, and has been seen on The Dr. Oz Show, HuffPo Live, and Unchained with Jane Velez-Mitchell. A sought-after public speaker, Jasmin spends her downtime at home in New York City with her wife, animal law professor Mariann Sullivan, and their darling, twelve-year-old pit bull, Rose. Follow Jasmin on Twitter: @ourhenhouse @jasmin_singer, and visit jasminsinger.com for updates.

This event will be at the Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark St., Portland, OR. Come to the potluck at 5:00, the presentation at 6:30, or both! Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information email info@nwveg.org A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.