December 21 (5:00 PM)
After the potluck, vegan singer-songwriter Daniel Redwood will share with us Songs for Animals, People and the Earth. Daniel explains, “Through these songs, I want to share my experience of the profound beauty, sensitivity, intelligence and friendliness of animals, especially the farm animals people use for food and clothing. I’ve created this music because I want to do everything I can to make this world a kinder, more compassionate home for animals.”
Daniel once worked as a volunteer with César Chávez and the United Farmworkers Union, and was sent by César on a coast-to-coast singing tour, performing at rallies, churches, synagogues, union halls, folk festivals, on radio and TV, and at house concerts in countless living rooms. Some of Daniel’s fondest memories from that era involve his singing to crowds before speeches by César, David Harris and other leaders of movements for justice and social change. We are very lucky to have him joining us at our upcoming 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 email@example.com. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
January 18 (5:00 PM)
Native New Yorker turned longtime Portlander Jess Sconé joins Northwest VEG in January for a demo on modern pickle & (vegan!) cheese plating. Jess is an award-winning blogger, writer, event maker and obsessive home cook who will share her tips on making your own unique pickles, cocktail/mocktail pairings, and share a recipe or two from her latest vegan cheese adventures. You may also recognize Jess as the co-founder of both Portland's Vegan Iron Chef organization and Vida Vegan Con, returning this May to Austin, TX.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
January 24 (2:00 - 4:00 PM)
Join the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry group for a free discussion of The World Peace Diet, which will be led by Beth Redwood, a certified World Peace Diet facilitator. Bi-weekly meetings on Saturdays from 2-4 pm — Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7, and March 21— at the First Unitarian Church of Portland, 1034 SW 13th Avenue, Room A301. The series is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, contact Beth Redwood email@example.com. Light vegan snacks will be served. Participants are asked to read the first two chapters of The World Peace Diet prior to the first class.
Visionary author Will Tuttle’s #1 Amazon bestseller, The World Peace Diet, is a transformational guide to living in alignment with our inner wisdom, and the loving kindness and compassion that are our true nature. We’ve been born into a culture that indoctrinates us from birth to disconnect from our spiritual values and our innate sense of justice, and to deny our inner knowing that all animals are sentient—they have feelings, intelligence, sensitivity, and consciousness, plus a physiology that feels pain. Just like us, they seek to be happy and avoid suffering. Yet when we participate in the routine mistreatment of animals required by daily meals of animal flesh and secretions, we deprive them of their happiness. The World Peace Diet is a comprehensive roadmap that awakens us to the devastating ramifications of our food choices—to animals, other people, the environment, as well as our own health, spiritual sensitivity and consciousness. It empowers us to bring our actions into alignment with our spiritual, ethical values by making conscious vegan choices based on compassion, justice, kindness, nonviolence, and mercy to animals.