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Master VEG Program 2017 Schedule

All classes will be Wednesday evenings, April 5 - May 24, 2017, 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 will take place at the People's Food Co-op located at 3029 SE 21st Ave in Portland. This is a preliminary schedule, and the order of talks is subject to change.

Week 1: Class Introduction and Diet and Chronic Disease. April 5, 2017

Peter Spendelow, Northwest VEG Board Member Ole Ersson, M.D.

Week 2: Plant-Based Diets as a Path to Health. April 12, 2017

Daniel Redwood, D.C., Director of the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States. Kristen Eisenman

Week 3: Food Choices and the Environment, plus Philosophical Perspectives on Animals: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer. April 19, 2017

Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG Board Member Ramona Ilea, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pacific University

Week 4: Animal Law and Animal Consciousness. April 26, 2017

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

Week 5: Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Humans and Fish and Fishing. May 3, 2017

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

Week 6: Food Policy, and Outlets for Animal Activism Panel. May 10, 2017

Don Merrick, former Northwest VEG Vice President

M Lee Beebe, Dianne Lamberty, Jess De Noto, Sandy Miller

Week 7: The Lives of Farmed Animals. May 17, 2017.

Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
Dr. John and Kit Collins, owners of Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary


Week 8: Living as a Vegan and Effective Activism. May 24, 2017.

Northwest VEG Volunteer Coordinator

Field trips:

Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary Private tour and work party (hours will go towards MVP certificate)
When: May 6 @ 1pm-4pm
Where: 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, OR 97023