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Vegan Activists Workshops

Brand-new feature from 2015 with a selection of short workshops empowering you to do your own vegan outreach after the event, influencing those around you on their food choices and ethics

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Saturday

12:00 - 12:20 - Andrea Speranza (The Vegan Society) - Spreading the word about veganism - Simple tools to start or support a campaign

12:30 - 12:50 - Lisa Tenzin-Dolma (Protect a Pup) - Dogs in Crisis: neutering to save lives, and questions and answers about dog behaviour

1:00 - 1:20 - Robb Masters (London Vegan Meetup) - Growing your activist community

2:00 - 2:20 - Ruth HaweCreative Writing as Effective Activism

2:30 - 3:20 - Juliet GellatleyBe a school speaker!

3:30 - 4:20 - Jane Land and Clea Grady (Veganuary) - The online activists’ toolkit. How to change minds using social media

4:30 - 4:50 - Veganbnb Travel short film - Plan and run your own vegan adventure trips

 

Sunday

12:00 - 12:20 - Dean Bracher - Educating Veganism

12:30 - 12:50 - Dean Bracher & Alex Douglas (The Vegan Society) - Volunteer for veganism!

1:00 - 1:20 - Jane Easton (Viva!) - Why we need more vegan cookery demonstrations

1:30 - 1:50 - Lizzi Shaw (Dorset Vegan) - Vegan outreach – using your unique talents to promote the vegan lifestyle

3:00 - 3:50 - Justin Kerswell & Jane Easton (Viva!)

- 30 Day Vegan: improve your life in just one month

4:00 - 4:20 - Tim Barford (VegfestUK and Yaoh) - Going Global with a 'Go Vegan' Message

4:30 - 4:50 - Veganbnb Travel short film - Plan and run your own vegan adventure trips

 

Saturday

12:00 - Andrea Speranza (The Vegan Society) - Spreading the word about veganism - Simple tools to start or support a campaign

We enjoy our lifestyle: it is cruelty free, keeps us healthy and is aligned with our  principles.  So what can we do from wherever we are to ensure that we spread the word about veganism in order for it to become an even more common way of living? Come along to our workshop and learn some tools to run or support successful pro-vegan campaigns. 





12:30 - Lisa Tenzin-Dolma (Protect a Pup) - Dogs in Crisis: neutering to save lives, and questions and answers about dog behaviour

Last year almost 8,000 stray and abandoned dogs were put to sleep in council pounds. This heartbreaking situation could be massively reduced through responsible neutering and spaying. Lisa will explain the pros and cons of neutering, and answer questions about how you can resolve your dog’s behaviour issues using ‘positive’ methods.

www.protectapup.org

www.theiscp.com

www.dogwelfarealliance.com

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1:00 - Robb Masters (London Vegan Meetup) - Growing your activist community

How did London Vegan Meetup become the world's largest vegan social group? How can you learn from their experience to expand your own activist community? And how can you address the challenges along the way? London Vegan Meetup organiser Robb Masters describes how they've grown from 750 to 4,000 members in the last two and a half years...

http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan/

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2:00 - Ruth Hawe - Creative Writing as Effective Activism

It has always been the power of fiction to get under the normal radar which blocks people's reception of evolutionary transformational information. Think about the amazing films which have altered your own perception and you'll begin to realise this, because of course film and drama start with thoughts written on paper.  

www.vegantopia.co.uk

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2:30 - Juliet Gellatley - Be a school speaker!

Played with the idea of speaking in schools but not sure what it involves? Or how much time it takes? Come along to this Workshop by Juliet, who has given hundreds of secondary school talks and see if you’d like to influence the next generation to be kind to animals and our planet. Help demystify veganism and make it easy for kids to change. School speaking is incredibly positive and fun. Find out if it’s for you.

www.viva.org.uk

www.vivahealth.org.uk

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3:30 - Jane Land and Clea Grady (Veganuary) - The online activists’ toolkit. How to change minds using social media

Come and meet the Veganuary team and listen to them reveal their top tips for engaging non-vegans online. Find out who to target, how to get people to listen, and why promoting vegan pledges is one of best ways to help reduce animal suffering.

www.veganuary.com

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Sunday

12:00 - Dean Bracher - Educating Veganism

We ourselves are vegan and understand the ethics and practical aspects of it. But our children and younger generations need that education and we can learn how to share it with them. This talk will prepare you with confidence that you can be that educator of vegnaism, you have the power to inspire and change the world through education. I'll share my experience of giving 100's of school talks and cooking demonstrations on veganism and together we'll share it with a wider audience!

www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/EDUCATION

www.vegansociety.com

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12:30 - Dean Bracher & Alex Douglas (The Vegan Society) - Volunteer for veganism!

Eager to educate and help sow the seed of veganism, Dean and Alex have both been volunteers for The Vegan Society for many years. Alex now runs the volunteering programme at the Society and hopes to get many more people involved in promoting veganism and the important work of The Vegan Society across the country. Come along to chat with them and learn about how you can get involved - from more active roles to roles you can carry out from your couch - all to help create awareness about the issues we are all passionate about. 

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1:00 - Jane Easton (Viva!) - Why we need more vegan cookery demonstrations

Would you like to encourage others to try vegan food?

Can you cook a little? If so, what is your favourite dish?

Does your local group or event need more people to offer a cookery demo?

Are you nervous of cooking or speaking in public?

Would you like to encourage non-vegans or new vegans?

Jane Easton, Viva!’s Food & Cookery Coordinator, will chat about why cookery demonstrations are so important, offer a few hints about giving a simple cookery demo for your local group or event and answer questions. 

www.viva.org.uk

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1:30 - Lizzi Shaw (Dorset Vegan) - Vegan outreach – using your unique talents to promote the vegan lifestyle

Lizzi will talk about the ways in which you can use your personal strengths and unique talents to promote veganism both online and offline. She’ll touch on how you can use social media to spread the message, tips and tricks of organising events and marketing your message.

www.lizzishawcommunications.co.uk

www.twitter.com/dorset_vegan

www.facebook.com/dorsetvegan

www.bournemouthveganfair.co.uk

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2.00 - Chantal Denny (Vegan Lifestyle Association) - 50 Ideas for Effective Activism!

People engage with different messages, at different times, in different ways; So what works best to promote veganism in a positive way? This fast, fun and thought-provoking workshop offers 50 contemporary ideas on ways to be an effective vegan activist! You’ll leave inspired, confident and keen to try some immediately.

www.veganlifestyleassoc.com

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3:00 - Justin Kerswell & Jane Easton

- 30 Day Vegan: improve your life in just one month

Last year, Viva! launched their incredibly successful and totally free 30 Day Vegan programme to help people make the switch to a healthier, happier and kinder diet. This is an informative and fun talk/workshop to discuss ways to go and stay vegan and how easy and rewarding it is. With Viva!’s food and cookery co-ordinator Jane Easton and Viva! campaigns manager Justin Kerswell. Sign up to go vegan for a month at www.viva.org.uk/30dayvegan

 








4:00 - Tim Barford (VegfestUK and Yaoh) - Going Global with a 'Go Vegan' Message

Tim's current campaign in 2015 is to get a clear and consistent 'go vegan, live vegan, stay vegan' message to go global. Tim looks at various tools that are available to utilise and examines especially the use of radio both live and pre-recorded to spread the go vegan message.

www.vegfest.co.uk

www.yaoh.co.uk

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4:30 - Veganbnb Travel short film - Plan and run your own vegan adventure trips

Having spent over ten years leading trips in south and central America, Europe and Africa before switching from general adventure travel over to serving vegan traveler’s in 2012, Emma  is a well qualified vegan adventurer. 

Her documentary will teach you how to plan your own vegan adventures so that you can actively promote the availability of a lifestyle in which animals, people and the environment are not exploited, one holiday at a time.

http://www.veganbnbtravel.com

https://twitter.com/VeganbnbT

https://www.facebook.com/veganbnbtravel

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