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Master VEG Program 2018 Schedule

All 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, 2018

Jaclyn Leeds, Northwest VEG Executive Director &
Lucille Dawson, Northwest VEG Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Daniel Redwood, D.C., Director of the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States.

Week 2: Diet and Chronic Disease & Food Policy. April 18, 2018

Ole Ersson, M.D. Becky Jenkins, Aquatic Law Fellow, Lewis & Clark Law School

Week 3: Food Choices and the Environment & Animal Law and Agriculture. April 25, 2018

Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG Board Member Kathy Hessler, J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School

Week 4: Animal Consciousness and Awareness & Veganize Your Recipes. May 2, 2018

Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG Board Member
Linda Tyler, PhD.

Week 5: Local Dineout (optional). May 9, 2018

Location TBD by preference of class

Week 6: Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans and Fish and Fishing. May 16, 2018

Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.

Week 7: Philosophical Perspectives on Animals: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer and Vegan Women Business Owner Panel. May 23, 2018

Ramona Ilea, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pacific University Vegan Women Business Owners

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

Field trips:

Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary Private tour and work party (hours will go towards MVP certificate)
When: TBD
Where: 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, OR 97023