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VEDTalks: The Critical Thinkers / Vegan Marketplace

November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The animal rights movement is gaining momentum, but our community is fractured/divided. Animal liberation is the finish line, but we’re taking different paths to cross it. What’s crucial is that we open our minds, think critically, sharpen our skills, and be prepared to tweak or change course as we go along. Do we take a hard, uncompromising anti-speciesist line or do we make some concessions for the greater good? Do we take time to form strategic partnerships with other movements or keep our focus narrow? The fight for animal rights is very unique in the history of social justice movements, so there’s no definitive answer to these questions. Yet!
Please meet our VEDTalkers (more TBA in the coming days):

JASON KING and ADAM STIRR will be making a trip into the big city to present on the need for animal activists to refocus the animal liberation movement into a social justice movement against speciesism, further saying we have pushed an agenda based on a partial solution (veganism) and failed to create the tension in society toward the problem (speciesism). This talk is merely a teaser for the full-day interactive lecture and workshop they’re conducting on December 8 in Toronto (location TBA), a primer for the first-ever Speciesism Summit being planned for March 2020 in Niagara Falls.
Animal Liberation Alliance London At War for Animals Niagara

RICHARD BURGESS aka VEGAN GAINS, the host of a popular-though-sometimes-controversial YouTube channel, using the power of humour to deliver uncomfortable truths about veganism and animal rights as well as shattering the myth that vegans are weak. Soft-spoken but direct, he might make you cringe a little…but he’s certainly also going to make you think a little.
Vegan Gains on YouTube

Live-streaming via Ray Kowalchuk of JaneUnchainedCanada.

No vegan event would be complete without food, glorious food! Bring your appetite as well as containers/plates/utensils for delicious free samples and take-home purchases from the pop-up marketplace. And to further delight your senses, attendees can feast their eyes on the works of art on display being exhibited by a number of vegan artists, with some pieces available for purchase.

THE FOOD ARTISTS confirmed thus far for our mini-marketplace:

THE VEGANABLER / KELLY KERR: Vegan facilitator/coach, private chef, caterer, product developer, and food activist specializing in comfort foods and happy, round bellies!
The VeganAbler

VEGANS4LIFE / ALICE MELISSA: Beyond Meat, Gardein, Violife, and Go Max Go (plant-based chocolate bars!) distributor. Need we say more?!
Vegans 4 Life

Note: Please check the Facebook event page for updates.Plpc


November 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Ralph Thornton Community Centre
765 Queen Street East,
Toronto, Ontario 4M 1H3 Canada