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The act of courageous compassion that can heal our world
November 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Through the eloquence of spoken words, imagery and music performance, this presentation focuses upon embracing the greatest gift we can give to other beings – compassion. The courage to transform our collective identity away from an egocentric view will reawaken the deep kinship we have with our fellow beings, and create a path to restore the sustainability of the natural world.
Dr. Joanne Kong has been praised throughout the world as one of the most compelling advocates for plant-sourced nutrition today. Her talks have been described as “a positive message about the way our daily choices can make the world a better place for others and for ourselves,” “making a difference and encouraging positive change to happen,” and “enlightening and provocative.” Some of Joanne’s presentations include appearances at the Richmond Vegetarian Festival, Charlottesville Vegan Roots Festival, the Chrysalis Institute, Asheville VegFest, VegFest Colorado, Sedona VegFest, San Francisco World Veg Fest, Peace Advocacy Network, National Animal Rights Day in Washington, D. C., Milwaukee Veg Expo, New York University, Tufts University, MIT, University of Southern California, and Yale University. Her highly-praised TEDx talk, The Power of Plant-Based Eating, at over 600,000 views on YouTube, is placed on numerous websites internationally. Dr. Kong’s book is titled If You’ve Ever Loved an Animal, Go Vegan, she is profiled in the new book Legends of Change about vegan women who are changing the world, and she has been interviewed for the upcoming major documentary Eating Our Way to Extinction. Her vegan advocacy has been recognized around the world, with international talks in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and a 3-week, 10-city tour of India to promote veganism. In addition to her animal and environmental advocacy work, she is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning classical pianist and is on the music faculty at the University of Richmond.
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