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|Northwest VEG FUNdraiser at Veggie Grill|
|December 10 (10:30 AM - 9:00 PM)|
Join us for a delicious meal and a great cause... Northwest VEG! The Downtown Portland Veggie Grill (508 SW Taylor St., Portland) will graciously be donating 50% of your food & beverage purchases all day Tuesday, December 10 to Northwest VEG! Just remember to mention that you are there to support Northwest VEG. We will be doing meetups throughout the day so we hope to see you for lunch at 11:30am, happy hour at 4:30pm, dinner at 7:00pm or all three! |
|NW VEG Westside Potluck and My Life as a Turkey|
|December 15 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)|
Meet friends and share dinner at our Portland potluck at 5pm! Even if you can't make dinner, join us at about 6:15pm for a viewing of My Life as a Turkey, a thoughtful, sweet film about a man parenting and learning from a wild flock of turkeys. Discussion and Q&A with turkey caretakers Kit & John Collins from Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary, along with Zoologist and NW VEG President Peter Spendelow will follow.
The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert with serving utensil; 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 on the potluck email us at email@example.com. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|NW VEG Vegan Holiday Cookie Exchange|
|December 21 (12:00 - 2:00 PM)|
Join us at the Hollywood Library located at 4040 NE Tillamook St., in Portland to create an inviting and decadent Vegan Holiday Cookie Platter for your Holiday Celebrations. Bring about 4 dozen of your favorite Vegan Holiday Cookies along with the recipe and go home with approximately 4 dozen of assorted delicious, homemade cookies and recipes. Have questions? Email Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and go to our meetup to RSVP.|
|Films to Change the World series: "Mad Cowboy"|
|January 12 (2:00 - 4:30 PM)|
|In partnership with the Multnomah County library system, Northwest VEG brings you a FREE film series that could change the way you see the world. We continue with Mad Cowboy.
Join us at the Multnomah County Central Library located at 810 SW 10th Ave, Portland. Doors open at 1:30pm.
After the film, join us for a discussion.
"One day, Howard Lyman found himself in a hospital bed confronted with the very real possibility that he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. A tumor on his spine, a one-in-a-million chance of its surgical removal gave him sufficient pause to reflect on what it was that really mattered to he and his wife, Willow Jeane. Howard's "dark night of the soul" liberated him from then on. He saw that he had been caught on a vicious treadmill that was destroying everything he believed in: his parents' organic farm, the animals, the trees, the grass, his marriage, his livelihood, and his health. At over 300 pounds, this former football player had assumed that heavy animal protein, lots of greasy yellow fat, was essential to his well being. But now, from his hospital room, staring at the obese, self-doubting human being that Howard Lyman had become, he awakened to a more conscious way of thinking. He vowed to turn around his life, and his ranch."
|NW VEG Eastside Potluck and Ethics Presentation|
|January 19 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)|
Kick off the new with friends and a delicious dinner at our January Portland potluck. Following, join us for a riviting presentation by Avram Hiller, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Portland State, on Animal and Environmental Ethics.
Avram's talk will give us an overview of different philosophical approaches to the ethics of our treatment of animals and the rest of the natural world. What on Earth deserves our moral consideration, and why? Is there a tension between having a concern for the wellbeing of individual animals and a concern for preserving natural ecosystems? What are the best arguments for, and against, a plant-based lifestyle?
Avram Hiller has many interests in philosophy, including the philosophy of language, the theory of knowledge, and ethics. He has published extensively on environmental ethics, particularly the ethics of climate change. He is the co-editor (with Ramona Ilea, one of our Master VEG Program instructors, and Leonard Kahn) of the forthcoming book Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics, due out in early 2014.
The potluck will be at the Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark, 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 email@example.com. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|Connecting Human and Animal Oppression|
|January 25 (1:00 - 4:00 PM)|
Diversity, it's not just for tactics! This workshop will be held at Laughing Horse Book and Film Collective (12 NE 10th Ave., Portland) and discussion will explore intersectionality and how to build bridges between the animal rights movement and other social justice movements. We'll cite failures in the animal rights movement to do so, and brainstorm how to link human and animal oppression without co-optation.
This workshop is presented by Portland Vegans of Color and moderated by Dianne Riley of Social Justice Fund NW.
Presenters will include Emiko Badillo and Emelda Ortiz of Portland Vegans of Color, Tim Hitchins of Resistance Ecology, and more to be announced.
For more information, visit their Facebook event page.
|Register for the Master VEG Program Today! |
|January 14 - March 11 (6:00 - 8:45 PM)|
The next session of the Master VEG Program, beginning Tuesday, January 14, 2014, will be held at LifeQual Center located in Beaverton just off of highway 26. Registration is open for this action-packed eight-week program that will provide you with in-depth information on a healthy, environmentally-sustainable plant-based diet. Presentations will cover plant-based nutrition, the link between diet and chronic disease prevention, the environmental impacts of the foods we grow and eat, the lives of farm animals, animal rights/welfare philosophies as well as arm you with the tools you need to answer the tough questions about plant-based diets.
A key component of the program is the service-oriented project, where attendees are expected to contribute at least 16 volunteer hours to Northwest VEG or another nonprofit organization that concerns itself with one or more of the issues discussed during the course. See nwveg.org/mvp for details and to register.
Dr. Ramona Ilea (pictured right) is an assistant professor of philosophy at Pacific University, Oregon. She teaches a semester-long "Animal Ethics" class, as well as classes on biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, and theoretical ethics. Read more about the MVP presenters.