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Master VEG Program 2016 Schedule

All classes will be Wednesday evenings, April 6 - May 25, 2016, 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.

Week 1: Class Introduction and Plant-Based Diets as a Path to Health. April 6, 2016

Peter Spendelow, Northwest VEG Board Member 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. April 13, 2016

Ole Ersson, M.D. Kristen Eisenman, Food For Life instructor

Week 3: Food Choices and the Environment, plus Food Policy. April 20, 2016

Peter Spendelow, Ph.D., Northwest VEG Board Member Don Merrick, former Northwest VEG Vice President

Week 4: Animal Law and Animal Consciousness. April 27, 2016

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 4, 2016

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

Week 6: Philosophical Perspectives on Animals: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer, and Vegan-Owned Business Panel. May 11, 2016

Ramona Ilea, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pacific University
Vegan-owned Business Panel

Week 7: The Lives of Farmed Animals. May 18, 2016.

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 25, 2016.

Jaclyn Leeds, Northwest VEG Executive Director

Field trips:

Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary Private tour and work party (hours will go towards MVP certificate)
When: Sunday, May 29 @ 1pm-4pm
Where: 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, OR 97023

Ayers Creek Farm hosted by owner Anthony Boutard
When: May 8 @ 10am-12pm
Where: 15219 Springhill Road, Gaston, Oregon (directions and map) Meet at the big, red building down the farm road.