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Vegan Activists Workshops

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

 

Saturday

12:00 - Victoria Mesham - Earthlings experience

12:30 - Dave Lee - public engagement

1:00 - Vegan Geezer - Effectiveness of YouTube for vegan activists

1:30 - Rehana Jomeen - How to be a YouTube Activist

2:00 - Vegan Chef Day - Vegan Cooking as Animal Activism

2:30 - Dr. Roger Yates - Why vegans should promote veganism

3:00 - Dr. Roger Yates - Setting up and running a vegan gazebo info point

3:30 - Tim Barford - PR and promotion for vegan campaigns

4:00 - Ruth Hawe - Animals and Us:Visioning and Ensuring their Genuine Freedom 

4:30 - Sagar Kirit Shah - Jainism, Ahimsa and the vegan movement in the Jain community

 

Sunday

12:00 - Ben Martin - Getting the message across - effective vegan outreach

1:00 - Dean Bracher - Speaking in Schools/ Colleges and other places on veganism

1:30 - Kirly Sue - How To Become a Vegan

2:00 - Andrew Garner - Manchester Pig Save movement

2:30 - Beata Ciupińska - Awakening compassion

3:00 - Dr. Roger Yates - An Introduction to the Controversial idea of Animal Rights

3:30 - Tim Barford - The importance of rights in a social justice movement

4:00 - Dr. Roger Yates - Pro-Intersectional Veganism and What this means to grassroots vegan activists

4:30 - Christopher Sebastian - Veganism is easy...except for when it isn't

 

SATURDAY

12:00 - Victoria Mesham - Earthlings experience

I'll be talking about our demonstration's we do in Liverpool. Education is the best form of vegan activism, we simply show the public up to date UK footage of what happens in slaughter houses. Wearing white masks to attract people. One person screens Earthlings which we play on a speaker. We have people speaking to the crowd, educating them and answering any questions they have on veganism. We have amazing feedback from these types of demos.

www.facebook.com/groups/882348698550045/

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12:30 - Dave Lee - public engagement

I've been vegan for six months and an activist for three. My talk will discuss how to be a successful activist and how to communicate with the public and your peers.

Organisation: Liverpool Vegan Advocacy
Facebook: Liverpool Vegan Advocacy Group
YouTube: Tamelife Conversation


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1:00 - Vegan Geezer - Effectiveness of YouTube for vegan activists

With social media becoming the new mainstream form of information and communication, YouTube has become an excellent platform to spread a message worldwide, with the potential to reach millions. What better message to spread than veganism? In this workshop Vegan Geezer demonstrates how you can utilize this platform effectively.

www.YouTube.com/VeganGeezer

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1:30 - Rehana Jomeen - How to be a YouTube Activist

YouTube is an incredible platform for vegan activism, but how do you get started? Practical advice on equipment, content ideas, attracting subscribers, collaborations and dealing with anti-vegan comments and "trolls" - working in groups, you'll learn how to avoid the mistakes I made during my first year on YouTube.

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2:00 - Vegan Chef Day - Vegan Cooking as Animal Activism

YouTube recipes, food porn, cooking blogs, countless cookbooks and banging on about kale.....Our modern-day obsession with all things foodie can be used as an effective and powerful tool for the animals. Join Vegan Chef Day for this session to find out how focussing on food can benefit the vegan movement.

www.veganchefday.com

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2:30 - Dr. Roger Yates - Why vegans should promote veganism

What's the most important thing the vegan movement can do? Get more active (and ethical) vegans, right? However, vegans are constantly being encouraged to support vegetarian and now reducetarian campaigns. This session argues that the small numbers of vegans ought to campaign for veganism: for what we actually want. There are more vegetarians and reducetarians than vegans: let them do their own campaigning - after all, they are unlike to campaign for veganism.

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3:00 - Dr. Roger Yates - Setting up and running a vegan gazebo info point

Public education about the philosophy of veganism is very important. One of the best things we can do as vegan activists is to get out into our communities and talk to people about the justice-for-all stance of veganism. This session uses the experiences of two Irish groups (Vegan Education on the Go and Vegan Information Project) as case studies.

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3:30 - Tim Barford - PR and promotion for vegan campaigns

Tim looks at the importance of promoting vegan activism and how best to do it....including an examination of the effectiveness of professional PR campaigns, advertising, blogging and social media. With 14 years experience of promoting vegan events, and 25 years of promoting the use of hemp, Tim's talk is geared towards grassroots vegan activists and especially those planning vegan events

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4:00 - Ruth Hawe - Animals and Us:Visioning and Ensuring their Genuine Freedom 

Examining our inter-relationship with animals as we enter Vegantopia. They deserve lives beyond the enslavement of rescued pet status, or close confinement in sanctuaries. Nothing less than dedicated, protected, natural, free spaces with their own kind, with humans covertly providing food, environment and essential health care whilst leaving them in peace and rewilded independence.

www.vegantopia.co.uk

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4:30 - Sagar Kirit Shah - Jainism, Ahimsa and the vegan movement in the Jain community

Jainism, one of the world's oldest religions, places great emphasis on the practice of ahimsa (non-violence). Nearly all Jains are lacto-vegetarian, with increasing numbers going vegan. This workshop will provide an overview of Jainism, including the concept of ahimsa, the Jain diet and the vegan movement within the Jain community.

www.jainvegans.org

 

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SUNDAY

12:00 - Ben Martin - Getting the message across - effective vegan outreach

We all want to spread the word and encourage more people to go vegan, but sometimes it can be hard to get people to listen. So how do we get our message across and turn those words into action? In this interactive workshop, Animal Aid's Ben Martin looks at the best ways of reaching out to people and spreading the compassionate message of veganism.

www.animalaid.org.uk

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1:00 - Dean Bracher - Speaking in Schools/ Colleges and other places on veganism

For the last 10 years I have been givnig vegan presentations in educational facilities. WIth a non judemental approach and understanding of the audience we can really get through a powerful and thoughtful promotion of veganism. An informal workshop that will suit those looking to inspire others, educate society and move things forward. 

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1:30 - Kirly Sue - How To Become a Vegan

Vegan blogger, TV presenter and cookbook author Kirly-Sue (aka Susanne Kirlew) is running seminars that helps people to make the transition from eating meat and fish to veganism, a plant based diet.

This informal interactive seminars answer questions like:

Do you want to be a vegan but don't know how?
Are you bored of eating the same thing over and over again?
Would you like a list of ten things to know before becoming vegan?
Do you need a meal planner and some tasty recipes?
Want to know how vegans get their protein?

Come along to this seminar to get the basics that will start you on the road to a lifestyle that makes such a huge difference to everyone! .. so if you think being vegan is all about boring, bland tofu and buckwheat, Kirly-Sue has some wonderful hints and tips you will LOVE.

This action packed, fun filled course is interactive with lots of information, prizes, recipes, meals plans and a few vegan snacks to sample. Suitable for all ages

www.KirlySuesKitchen.co.uk

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2:00 - Andrew Garner - Manchester Pig Save movement

Manchester Pig Save is the first UK group of the ‘Save movement’. We hold vigils for pigs being transported to slaughter. By bearing witness together we expose the suffering of animals that is usually hidden from view. The goals are to inspire more people to be compassionate, and go vegan.

www.facebook.com/ManchesterPigSave

 

 

2:30pm - Beata Ciupińska - Awakening compassion

This presentation will be about compassion towards animals and human beings and how important it is to be positive, to respect the people and to believe in the change. Some photos from Awakening Compassion demos can be found on the We Are The Numbers page on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/we.are.the.growing.numbers

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3:00 - Dr. Roger Yates - An Introduction to the Controversial idea of Animal Rights

No-one in the human rights movement would feel compelled to say that they are a "rights-based human rights advocate." That would sound absurd. However, anyone wanting to make clear that the philosophy of animal rights is important needs to use a title like "rights-based animal rights." This session explores how and why the animal movement is a philosophical mess. It has been that way for years yet seems to function adequately. Perhaps there is no "problem" after all? Does it even matter whether animal advocates have a philosophical position that guides their words and actions?

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3:30 - Tim Barford - The importance of rights in a social justice movement

Rights of animals is an area often overlooked by vegan campaigners, and especially those within the main National groups. Tim talks about effective ways to incorporate a rights and justice message into vegan campaigning, and examines the importance of this issue within a social justice context. Suitable for both National and Grassroots vegan outreach groups and individuals, and currently often missed off the agenda.

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4:00 - Dr. Roger Yates - Pro-Intersectional Veganism and What this means to grassroots vegan activists

The idea of intersectionality is certainly creating waves in the animal movement and beyond. How can we approach the basic idea that forms of oppression are interlinked and entangled and make this a central part of how we discuss justice-for-all veganism?

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4:30 - Christopher Sebastian - Veganism is easy...except for when it isn't

An honest conversation about circumstances that make veganism a challenge. How to overcome those challenges in order to stay vegan. And creating accessibility to help others embrace veganism as a social justice issue.

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