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Talks - Deep Veganism


Talks - Deep Veganism

An interesting section of talks shedding light on the more advanced aspects of veganism for those who have been vegan for a while

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Saturday

12.00 - 12.45 - Carley Betts - Free range, organic, “higher welfare” meat – can it ever be good for animals?

1.00 - 1.45 - Therese Kelly (Bristol Animal Save) - The Rise of the Worldwide Save Movement and Bristol Animal Save

2.00 - 2.45 - Claire Michalski - The Vegan Mission – Children are the Future

3.00 - 3.45 - Christopher Sebastian McJetters - Race, Class, Species: The Remix

4.00 - 4.45 - Dean Bracher - Educating Veganism

5.00 - 5.45 - Trent Grassian - The Vegan Journey: How to help yourself and others go (and stay) vegan

6.00 - 7.30 - Dunstan Bertschinger - Acro Yoga

 

Sunday

12.00 - 12.45 - Ruth Hawe - Beyond rescue to rewilding

1.00 - 1.45 - Leigh-Chantelle - International Activism & Engaging Abroad 

2.00 - 2.45 - Martin Fodor - Planning and supporting your ethical and sustainable vegan business

3.00 - 3.45 - Patrick Cromb - Changing the world – how to be a vegan activist

4.00 - 4.45 - Christopher Sebastian McJetters - Savior Complex Veganism: You’re probably pretty speciesist…and you could be racist too

5.00 - 5.45 - Leigh-ChantelleOnline Etiquette & Dealing with Negativity Online

6.00 - 7.30 - Melanie Rodriguez (Cookyourlife) - yoga

 

NB: Schedule subject to change

 

Carley Betts - Free range, organic, “higher welfare” meat – can it ever be good for animals?

Farming systems have evolved considerably in recent times, with new labels frequently appearing on supermarket shelves. Words such as “natural”, “happy” and “outdoors” are used to convince consumers that products come from happy animals with good lives. Is this true? Can animals ever be farmed and killed humanely?

Carley Betts has a Biology degree from the University of Bristol and is a current postgraduate student of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Carley’s career to date has focused on science communication and animal welfare, and she enjoys combining the two to educate others on the emotional lives of animals and their treatment within agricultural systems. A passionate vegan and an engaging speaker, Carley is tenaciously devoted to achieving a fairer world for non-human animals.

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Therese Kelly (Bristol Animal Save) - The Rise of the Worldwide Save Movement and Bristol Animal Save

The Talk will begin with a brief history of the Save Movement including its origins in Toronto and the influences of Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi and others on the founder, Anita Krajnc, and her activist approach. We will then explore the work, achievements and future of Bristol Animal Save.

About the speaker:

My name is Therese (Tree) Kelly and I will be speaking on behalf of Bristol Animal Save (BAS). I am a PhD researcher in Social Anthropology with the University of Manchester; my topic is activism in Bristol. 

Bristol Animal Save is part of the wider, global Save Movement which began in Toronto in 2010. The main purpose of the many Save Movements in the UK, along with Bristol, is to hold weekly vigils outside UK slaughterhouses.  By bearing witness together to animals before slaughter we expose the suffering of animals that is usually hidden from view. The goals are to inspire more people to be compassionate, go vegan and become more active in making the world a better place for animals.   

Links:

http://thesavemovement.org/

Bristol Animal Save on Facebook

 

 

Barry Orr - The Starchivore Vegan – Boosting physical and mental wellbeing when vegan

Some vegans are unhealthier than many omnivores, and will die earlier. But why? Dr Orr opens a window to an often crucial and missing piece of vegan health - “starchivore” eating. This talk explores optimising nutrition, and giving you and your family the best foundation for physical and mental wellbeing.

Dr Barry Orr is a senior clinical psychologist with Kent and Medway NHS and Social Partnership Trust, and a student on the Certificate in Nutritional Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, New York City. He has worked with adults and older adults with mental health, physical health and diet and nutritional challenges since 2004, and is working to bring nutritional awareness and good practise to mental health practitioners and therapists.

His website is starchivoreandrunning.com

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Claire Michalski - The Vegan Mission – Children are the Future

Grow Up Vegan takes a look at how were instinctively Vegan from birth, how to talk to Children about veganism in an appropriate child friendly way, the importance of the younger generations and how Children truly are the future. 

Biography of Claire – GrowUpVegan

I am 9 years vegan and on a mission to inspire everyone to Grow Up Vegan or Grow Up - and be Vegan!  Either way, I don’t do doom and gloom and make child friendly positive posts on Instagram, twitter, Youtube and my online blog! Having gone through the vegan journey with little support and turning to the internet, I realised it’s difficult to find a place of positivity– so I made one! Outside of all this, I raise money for different charities throughout the year, have fun with friends and family, and work as an events instructor! 

www.growupvegan.com 

https://twitter.com/growupvegan

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Christopher Sebastian McJetters - Race, Class, Species: The Remix

This talk is a short addendum to the original 2-hour "Race, Class, Species". It will be a brief exploration of vegan history that pre-dates Donald Watson, the limitations of religious exclusion in our activism, and the present and historical commonalities between racism and speciesism.

Christopher-Sebastian McJetters divides his time between London, England, and New York City. A copyeditor by profession, Sebastian is a staff writer at Vegan Publishers, teaches speciesism at Columbia University, and operates as social media manager of Peace Advocacy Network. He is also an offsite volunteer coordinator for VINE Sanctuary and senior editor for VINE Sanctuary Press. Plus, he provides part-time writing and research support for A Well-Fed World. His work focus on examining the complex relationships between animal violence, anti-black racism, queer liberation and classism. He explains why veganism is a useful tool for deconstructing multiple systemic oppressions. His work has appeared in the anthology Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice edited by Dr. Will Tuttle, Dr. Breeze Harper’s Sistah Vegan Project, Barefoot Vegan magazine, and the blog Striving With Systems in collaboration with Aph Ko (Aphro-ism), Brenda Sanders (PEP Foods) and Triangle Chance for All microsanctuary co-founders Justin and Rosemary.

 

Rute Hawe - Beyond rescue to rewilding

Control and confinement, however kind, is not liberation. "Comfort" is not freedom. Animals desire more than being our cuddly friends, they deserve a self-willed life. The land freed up as humans go vegan should be dedicated living space for the surviving victims of fHarming, and thereafter gifted back to nature.

Vegan for 45 years, Vegantopian visionary and passionate activist for animal and human liberation. Voluntary speaker for VIVA and the Vegan Society, devoted to advocating for consciousness expansion into compassionate awareness of our role as Guardians and Gardeners, as we evolve into co-creatorship of a peaceful harmonious world.

www.vegantopia.co.uk

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Trent Grassian - The Vegan Journey: How to help yourself and others go (and stay) vegan

What does research tell us are the key areas are for successful transition to veganism? This talk uses my own research and existing research to give you the tools to not only stay vegan, but to help others do the same.

Trent is a former SEN teacher turned researcher, who is now completing his PhD in Social Policy. He is working with UK and international campaigns to explore strategies and barriers to promoting sustainable and vegan diets. He is also a passionate vegan activist and advocate.

www.forusallsite.wordpress.com

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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 ethical understanding and we can learn how to share it with them. This talk will prepare you with confidence that you can be that educator of veganism, you have the power to inspire and change the world through education. I'll share my experience of giving 600 school talks and cooking demonstrations on veganism and together we'll share it with a wider audience and help inspire and educate in equal measure.

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

www.vegansociety.com

I have given 600 talks on veganism/ animal rights over the last 10 years and been vegan longer. To me education is a vital link in creating a more ethical world and an understanding of the impacts of our choices. I have travelled the country and spoken to a wide range of groups and establishments. In this time and seen the development of veganism and its growth across the country and world. Together with link minded people I have organised events to carry this aim forward and am always looking to share this with anyone who is interested and wants to be more active in campaigning and veganism.

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Dunstan Bertschinger - Acro Yoga

Dunstan Bertschinger is an inspiration coach offering online and residential experiences for people who want to have a juicy experience of life with authenticity, passion and fulfilment in equal measures.

He shares Acro Yoga as a passion in the spirit of fun, challenge and teamwork. Once you try it you will be hooked!

You can find Dunstan kitesurfing in Tarifa or online at www.dunstanbertschinger.com and https://www.facebook.com/inspiredheartaction

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Leigh-Chantelle - International Activism & Engaging Abroad 

How can we learn from other countries and cultures as we advocate respect for animals, animal rights, and veganism abroad? Join 20-year vegan veteran Leigh-Chantelle as she shares her expertise in International travel, activism, and promoting the vegan lifestyle. From her home in Australia, to her many travels to South East Asia and America, learn about engaging in activism while travelling, issues unique to specific regions/cultures/governments, the bond and division caused by identifying as vegan, and supporting activism abroad while sitting on your couch. Find out about some of Australia’s progresses and challenges, and how the online world has helped spread the image of diversity of the vegan movement and message around the world - or has it?

Leigh-Chantelle is a published author, international speaker and consultant, who lives mostly in Brisbane, Australia. She gives lectures, workshops, consultations, and coaching on online marketing, communication, independent publishing, and vegan health & lifestyle. Leigh-Chantelle has been vegan for over 20 years, and has run the online vegan community vivalavegan.net since 2005, bringing positive education, information and vegan outreach to a worldwide audience. Her most recent vegan book is a collection of interviews with over 100 vegan athletes from all over the world. Leigh-Chantelle is the newly-appointed President of the Vegetarian Vegan Society of Queensland, in her home state. She previously founded and ran the not-for-profit environmental awareness Green Earth Group from 2009-2013, which put on two successful all-vegan environmental festivals in Brisbane.

Leigh-Chantelle.com // vivalavegan.net // epicentreequilibrium.com

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Martin Fodor - Planning and supporting your ethical and sustainable vegan business

The vegan economy is booming. Hardly a week goes by without a new vegan startup offering us food, drink, and other lifestyle products and services. But many people grapple with ethical dilemmas and struggle with the difficult choices in running or supporting vegan product and service providers. The session sets a challenge to all the new vegan projects being set up and the young businesses underway. How sustainable and ethical is your vegan business? And while you're getting underway how can you make sure your business is viable and meets your target customers' needs and expectations? 

This participatory workshop is aimed at vegan businesses, those with businesses planned or under development, and customers looking to support vegan businesses with an ethical/sustainable intention. 

The session will be flexible for those who participate but should work through a programme of decision making and business planning, and provide a checklist for those interested in making veganism as ethical as possible. It should cover sustainable / green business management, ethical issues to deal with, and getting the business right through both early years and the risky expansion phases. 

Martin Fodor is a specialist in local sustainability, with a track record in energy, climate change, the built environment, and the Bristol local food network. He's also been an active member of Bristol Vegans for many years and is a regular presenter at VegFest. 

In Bristol he worked for the city council for 12 years, helping set up the Sustainable City Team where he was policy coordinator for sustainable development which covered many ethical and sustainable topics including procurement and food issues. 

He also worked nationally on a range of policy issues for local government, the Environment Agency, and the government's Social Enterprise Unit.

Since 2014 Martin has been an elected Green councillor in Bristol, leading on Green scrutiny of Neighbourhood services. He also represents U.K. local government with other European regional and local authorities and works with the European Green Party on Greening cities. 

Locally Martin is active in supporting local food projects and reducing food waste. He's carried out consultancy work to develop solutions for local small traders and works to assist ethical and sustainable business management. He also runs practical courses for householders called MakeyourhomeEcp

See:  makeyourhomeeco.woprdpress.com

Facebook: Makeyourhomeeco

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Patrick Cromb - Changing the world – how to be a vegan activist

Patrick will be discussing why activism is so important and will be going through various approaches to activism, discussing the pros and cons of each. He hopes to inspire vegans to start doing activism by equipping them with lots of different ideas so we can help the most animals possible!

Patrick Cromb is a young animal rights activist from south London studying at Bristol University. He organised the 100 and 200 leaflet challenges, 3 events that resulted in tens of thousands of educational leaflets being delivered around the UK by hundreds of vegans. He does a wide range of activism in Bristol, runs the page Bristol vegan actions and makes educational videos on his youtube channel ‘Vegan Pat’.

https://www.youtube.com/c/VeganPat

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Christopher Sebastian McJetters - Savior Complex Veganism: You’re probably pretty speciesist…and you could be racist too

Going vegan doesn’t absolve you of speciesism. It’s the plant-based equivalent of having a gay friend. Find out how subtle bigotry permeates mainstream activism, how non-inclusive approach to dismantling institutional animal violence weakens us, and why our obsession with being seen as “happy vegans” instead of angry smells a lot like respectability politics.

Christopher-Sebastian McJetters divides his time between London, England, and New York City. A copyeditor by profession, Sebastian is a staff writer at Vegan Publishers, teaches speciesism at Columbia University, and operates as social media manager of Peace Advocacy Network. He is also an offsite volunteer coordinator for VINE Sanctuary and senior editor for VINE Sanctuary Press. Plus, he provides part-time writing and research support for A Well-Fed World. His work focus on examining the complex relationships between animal violence, anti-black racism, queer liberation and classism. He explains why veganism is a useful tool for deconstructing multiple systemic oppressions. His work has appeared in the anthology Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice edited by Dr. Will Tuttle, Dr. Breeze Harper’s Sistah Vegan Project, Barefoot Vegan magazine, and the blog Striving With Systems in collaboration with Aph Ko (Aphro-ism), Brenda Sanders (PEP Foods) and Triangle Chance for All microsanctuary co-founders Justin and Rosemary.

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Leigh-Chantelle - Online Etiquette & Dealing with Negativity Online

So many people are mean online, don’t listen, don’t read, and don’t communicate well. How do we as vegans and activists remember to rise above the negativity, and focus on our aims and core values? 20-year vegan veteran Leigh-Chantelle shares her expertise on how to effectively use our time and energy to promote the positive aspects of veganism, and inspire others to lead by example online. Learn more about how to communicate effectively online, work together, deal with trolls, online etiquette, and how to be the best vegan you can be - online and beyond.

Leigh-Chantelle is a published author, international speaker and consultant, who lives mostly in Brisbane, Australia. She gives lectures, workshops, consultations, and coaching on online marketing, communication, independent publishing, and vegan health & lifestyle. Leigh-Chantelle has been vegan for over 20 years, and has run the online vegan community vivalavegan.net since 2005, bringing positive education, information and vegan outreach to a worldwide audience. Her most recent vegan book is a collection of interviews with over 100 vegan athletes from all over the world. Leigh-Chantelle is the newly-appointed President of the Vegetarian Vegan Society of Queensland, in her home state. She previously founded and ran the not-for-profit environmental awareness Green Earth Group from 2009-2013, which put on two successful all-vegan environmental festivals in Brisbane.

Leigh-Chantelle.com // vivalavegan.net // epicentreequilibrium.com

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Melanie Rodriguez (Cookyourlife) - Yoga

"A yoga practitioner, nutrition student at College of Naturopathic Medicine and food blogger, YouTuber and healthy lifestyle ambassador. Yoga has been part of my life for over 10 years and my practise has helped me grow stronger. I completed my 200 hour Hatha Yoga training with a Sadhana teacher, Carmen Agraz in Spain and my 100 advance Pre-natal training in Risiket, India. I will always be so grateful for the loving wisdom my teacher have shared with me."

"In my classes, Thursday 8-9pm in Totterdown Methodist Church, I love to combine creative sequences with breathing techniques and of course, smiling and relaxation practise. Love to encourage people to be fit & happy."

www.cookyourlife.co.uk

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