VegFest is “A Cornucopia of Compassion” (Worcester Mag)
Posted by Drew.
Pick up a copy of Worcester Magazine today. This week they ran a kick-ass article about the upcoming VegFest, called “VegFest: A Cornucopia of Compassion“.
Hail seitan; fans of tofu, rejoice. VegWorcester, the voice of the vegetarian community in the city, is sponsoring their first VegFest. The free event will celebrate all things ‚Äėveg‚Äô and will feature socially responsible exhibitors, four national level speakers, performances by Meledeego and Midi and the Modern Dance, and lots of free vegan samples (yum!).
Printable flyers featuring VegFest‚Äôs mascot Cornucopia Boy (a nod to Turtle Boy) are available on VegWorcester‚Äôs web site (vegworcester.com). The grassroots campaign is working‚ÄĒso far VegFest‚Äôs Facebook page has over three hundred confirmed guests
Test your nutritional knowledge with Dr. Michael Greger, Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States and founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. ‚ÄúThere are both risks and benefits of eating a plant-based diet,‚ÄĚ says Dr. Greger. ‚ÄúI will lay out the latest research in the field so folks can make the most informed decisions about their diets.‚ÄĚ
John Sanbonmatsu, Associate Professor of Philosophy at WPI and author of ‚ÄúThe Postmodern Prince: Critical Theory, Left Strategy, and the Making of a New Political Subject‚ÄĚ will discuss the connection of animal rights and other social movements. Sanbonmatsu will connect veganism to broader social justice movements.
‚ÄúAs advocates, we should focus our attention on the suffering farm animals and the promotion of vegan eating,‚ÄĚ says Jon Camp, Director of Vegan Outreach. Camp will discuss the importance of getting involved in advocacy including Vegan Outreach‚Äôs Adopt a College program, a positive and friendly approach to informing the public by leafleting at colleges and high schools.
Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing (and Clark Alum) will discuss the national animal rights campaigns. The DC-based non-profit organization focuses on preventing the abuse of animals on factory farms and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for both human and nonhumans.
You can download the flyers mentioned in the article by going here:¬†http://vegworcester.com/festival/#flyers
See you this Saturday! Remember to RSVP to the facebook event and to invite your friends.