Master VEG Program 2018 ScheduleAll classes will be Wednesday evenings, April 11 - June 9, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. There will be a snack and social period before each class from 5:45-6:00pm. All classes but June 9 will take place at the People's Food Co-op located at 3029 SE 21st Ave in Portland. June 9 will be located at Portland State University. This is a preliminary schedule, and the order of talks is subject to change.
Week 1: Class Introduction & Plant-Based Diets as a Path to Health. April 11, 2018Jaclyn Leeds, Northwest VEG Executive Director & Lucille Dawson, Northwest VEG Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
- Introduction to the program. Overview, logistics, schedules, and expectations.
- Discussion of vegan nutrition and research supporting plant-based diets
- Components of a healthy vegan diet
- Address issues such as dietary supplements and getting enough calcium, protein, B-12,
Week 2: Diet and Chronic Disease & Food Policy. April 18, 2018Ole Ersson, M.D.
- Diet and chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis Omega 3s, fat, etc
- The future of "clean meat"
Week 3: Food Choices and the Environment & Animal Law and Agriculture. April 25, 2018Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG Board Member
- Introduction to Ecological Footprints and food choices
- Environmental impact of plant and animal-based agriculture: water pollution, air pollution, animal agriculture and global warming, resource consumption, habitat loss, water conservation, use of toxic substances in agriculture.
- Other environmental aspects of food choices - buy local, buy seasonal, buy organic
- Animal Law and Agriculture.
Week 4: Animal Consciousness and Awareness & Veganize Your Recipes. May 2, 2018Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG Board Member
- An Introduction to Animal Consciousness and Awareness.
Linda Tyler, PhD.
- Veganize Your Recipes
Week 5: Local Dineout (optional). May 9, 2018Location TBD by preference of class
Week 6: Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans and Fish and Fishing. May 16, 2018Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
- Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans.
- Fish and Fishing - What is happening in our oceans?
Week 7: Philosophical Perspectives on Animals: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer and Vegan Women Business Owner Panel. May 23, 2018Ramona Ilea, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pacific University
- Philosophical Perspectives on Animals
Week 8: The Lives of Farmed Animals. May 30, 2018.Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
Dr. John and Kit Collins, owners of Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary
Week 9: Living as a Vegan and Effective Activism. June 6, 2018.Northwest VEG Volunteer Coordinator
- Effective activism and communication
- Discussion of possibilities for volunteer opportunities for serving the 16 hours needed for earning the Master VEG Certificate.
- Course wrap-up
Field trips:Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary Private tour and work party (hours will go towards MVP certificate)
Where: 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, OR 97023