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Talks - Easy Veganism

Talks - easy Veganism

A series of talks from quality speakers aimed at beginners to veganism

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SATURDAY

12.00 - 12.45 - TeenVGN Meet-up - 11-19yrs old? Come & hang out with like-minded compassionate people

1.00 - 1.45 - Rob Masterson - 10 steps to going vegan

2.00 - 2.45 - Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - Why You Don’t Need Dairy

3.00 - 3.45 - Ben Martin (Animal Aid) - The Social Vegan

4.00 - 4.45 - Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - 30 Day Vegan

5.00 - 5.45 - Barry Orr - The Starchivore Vegan – Boosting physical and mental wellbeing when vegan

 

SUNDAY

12.00 - 12.45 - Yvonne Bishop-Weston - topic TBA

1.00 - 1.45 - Dr. Stephen Walsh - How do you get your…?

2.00 - 2.45 - Jordan Greiner Martin and Kate Louise Powell - The UK Vegan Camp Out

3.00 - 3.45 - Joe Brydon - An introduction to welfarism, abolitionism, (and maybe intersectionality if I have time...)

4.00 - 4.45 - Aisha Eveleigh - How To Live Vegan on a Budget?

5.00 - 5.45 - Berty Justice - Veganism Is Awesome – A Talk for the Vegan curious and new Vegans

 

NB: Schedule subject to change

 

Teen VGN meet-up - 11-19yrs old? Come & hang out with like-minded compassionate people

11-19 years old? Meet-up, hang-out and make new friends!  Take a break from the sun or rain (ha!) Come and meet like-minded compassionate young people. We’ll have discussions, free materials, games, arts/crafts, our photo booth and all the info about our VGN Summer Camps! More details at the TeenVGN stall.

www.teenvgn.com

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Rob Masterson - 10 steps to going vegan

Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join us at one of our Vegan Approach workshops. During the workshop we outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends. We will also answer any questions you have about going vegan.

http://www.theveganapproach.com

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Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - Why You Don’t Need Dairy

Is it natural to consume milk after weaning? Indeed, is it safe to consume cow’s milk at all? Juliet explores the many health issues and new research showing why dairy is linked to cancers; how natural growth hormones in milk affect us and what are the dangers of milk protein and saturated fats? Also, if we don’t consume dairy where should we get calcium?

With free materials to help you go dairy-free for this talk only.

About Juliet Gellatley, Founder & Director, Viva!, and Nutritional Therapist:

In 1994 Juliet founded Viva! – a vibrant, campaigning group that is the biggest vegan organisation in Europe, fighting for animals and the planet.

She also set up Viva!Health to concentrate on health and nutrition. 

Juliet has created and launched numerous campaigns, and has filmed and exposed many factory farms and achieved many victories for animals.

Juliet is a qualified nutritional therapist and is author of guides and books such as the Silent Ark, Born to be Wild, Vegetarian & Vegan Mother & Baby Guide, Healthy Veggie Kids, Nutrition in a Nutshell and Why You Don’t Need Dairy.

Juliet is an inspirational, fun and informative speaker and has made many media appearances across the world. She has a degree in zoology and psychology, and diplomas in direct marketing and nutritional therapy. Mission? World Vegan!


 

 

Ben Martin (Animal Aid) - The Social Vegan

This talk looks at how people can continue to have a happy, healthy social life after going vegan, by looking at things like where to eat out, vegan drinks, spending time with non-vegan friends, and how to meet like-minded people.

Ben has been vegan for 12 years and in that time has campaigned on a number of animal rights, human rights and environmental issues.

For the last seven years he has been working at Animal Aid and is currently the group’s Campaign Manager for vegan issues. He organises and runs the Great Vegan Challenge in November and the Great Vegan University Challenge in February, and he is also responsible for orchestrating the Mark It Vegan campaign, calling for supermarkets to clearly label all of their own-brand vegan products.

www.govegan.org.uk

www.veganuniversity.org.uk

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/markitvegan

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Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - 30 Day Vegan

A fun, inspiring and informative talk about why and how go vegan.

With free materials to help you on your way.

About Juliet Gellatley, Founder & Director, Viva!, and Nutritional Therapist:

In 1994 Juliet founded Viva! – a vibrant, campaigning group that is the biggest vegan organisation in Europe, fighting for animals and the planet. Viva! is proud to be a partner of the Northern Vegan Festival.

She also set up Viva!Health to concentrate on health and nutrition. 

Juliet has created and launched numerous campaigns, and has filmed and exposed many factory farms and achieved many victories for animals.

Juliet is a qualified nutritional therapist and is author of guides and books such as the Silent Ark, Born to be Wild, Vegetarian & Vegan Mother & Baby Guide, Healthy Veggie Kids, Nutrition in a Nutshell and Why You Don’t Need Dairy.

Juliet is an inspirational, fun and informative speaker and has made many media appearances across the world. She has a degree in zoology and psychology, and diplomas in direct marketing and nutritional therapy. Mission? World Vegan!

www.viva.org.uk

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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 practice to mental health practitioners and therapists.

His website is starchivoreandrunning.com

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Jordan Greiner Martin and Kate Louise Powell - The UK Vegan Camp Out

Jordan and Kate, organisers of the inaugural UK Vegan Camp Out, one of the UK's largest vegan festivals, talk about how the idea of a Vegan Camp Out originally came to them and the process of creating this amazing event, on top of information about the event and plans for the future.

http://vegancampout.co.uk/

Jordan Greiner Martin is the founder of The UK Vegan Camp Out.

Kate Louise Powell is a vegan animal rights activist and artist from West Yorkshire, currently based in Edinburgh. She is part of the Save Movement, Earthlings Experience, and is currently president of Edinburgh's Student Voice for Animal Rights. As well as using social media as a tool to educate and inform others about veganism and the treatment of animals in our society, she is starting to use her illustration degree as a visual platform to raise awareness about issues surrounding animals and the planet.

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Joe Brydon - An introduction to welfarism, abolitionism, (and maybe intersectionality if I have time...)

Ever wondered what vegans mean by welfarism, abolitionism, or intersectionality? Maybe you're a new vegan feeling pressured to pick a side? There's no shame in being confused by the jargon vegan activists use. But never fear, in this talk Joe will provide a friendly, jargon-free introduction to animal rights theory.

Joe is a student, activist and educator, specialising in direct action and non-hierarchical organising. Although based in Brighton, their work has taken them all over the country leading workshops, training activists and taking action. 

Until recently, Joe has been working with the Animal Alliance, doing vegan outreaches around Sussex, but has also worked with groups promoting disarmament, LGBTQ+ rights, Palestinian solidarity, anti nuclear campaigns, and support for refugees.

Joe feels that all these campaigns are related and hopes to reach across the divides between issues and bring activists together in pursuit of a more just, equal and compassionate society.

www.twitter.com/TheJoeBrydon

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Dr. Stephen Walsh - How do you get your…?

Every vegan has been asked this question and there is always an answer.  Stephen will address protein, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin D and omega-3s as well the more rarely featured (but interesting) selenium and iodine and any suggestions from the audience.

Stephen Walsh has been a Nutrition and Health Adviser to The Vegan Society for 15 years. In 2001, he prepared consensus guidelines on vitamin B12 for vegans and, in 2003, he wrote “Plant Based Nutrition and Health”. This book reviewed thousands of scientific studies on people to develop realistic recommendations for good health at all stages of life without any exploitation of animals. In 2005, he formulated the VEG 1 supplement, designed specifically for vegans. He has written many articles ranging from simple dietary guidelines to contributions to academic text books. He is currently Chair of the Society’s board of trustees.

vegansociety.com

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Aisha Eveleigh - How To Live Vegan on a Budget?

Is it REALLY that easy to live Vegan and not spend a fortune? The ultimate question, some might say, to which the answer is beyond our reach... Until now. 

Pop along to a fun and easy presentation which explains exactly how one can live a compassionate lifestyle on not much cash!

This talk will be presented by Aisha Eveleigh - also known as 'Aisha Ponders' on Youtube! Aisha is an animal rights activist, artist and three-year Vegan. She is currently creating a huge animal rights Art exhibition in London called Behind Closed Doors and makes prank/interviews videos for the internet. In between this busyness she enjoys giving informative talks at Vegfest.

www.behindcloseddoors.space

www.youtube.com/aishaponders

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Berty Justice - Veganism Is Awesome – A Talk for the Vegan curious and new Vegans

This talk will cover techniques, confidence boosting, motivation and beatboxing. I will advise how to maintain a healthy vegan diet, celebrate inspiring world record breaking vegan athletes and recommend how to develop patience for dealing with non-vegans and those common questions that are often asked about veganism.

 

About the speaker:

In 2008 a stranger sold me a book ‘A Higher Taste: a guide to gourmet vegetarian cuisine and a karma-free diet’ for around £2. This book highlighted the unnecessary cruelty inflicted on animals, the carcinogens in meat, the diseases in animals, the man made chemicals pumped into animals before people eat them, and also the fact that the majority of animals are fattened up with large amounts of feed which could go to other humans who instead starve to death. Eating animals no longer made sense to me, so the logical step was to go vegetarian, and this gradually led to veganism. 

I started looking into a vegan lifestyle by reading, watching documentaries about food and animal cruelty, and listening to speakers. Then one day a friend suggested doing a talk myself. I saw this as an opportunity to become like the stranger who first woke me up.

Realizing that humans do not need to eat animals at all is, for me, a ‘waking up process’. I have now created a Youtube channel which has a collection of documentaries, talks and videos about this process. This channel is called Berty Justice - The Waking Up Process (https://www.youtube.com/user/wakingupprocess/videos). 

 

I have also started to add a few other things into the ‘mixing bowl’ that is my talks. I now have poetry, writings, humour/banter, beatboxing as ‘Vegbox’, motivational ideas, logic, a good helping of facts, inspiring stories and a dash of dubstep. It depends on each talk to see what I will ‘make’.

Some of my spare time is spent volunteering with animal charities like Viva!, Devon Animal Save, interviewing the public and at a monthly vegan buffet (Earthcafe); connecting with vegan athletes; and promoting veganism via my talks, videos and leafleting. I have recently put together a free ‘WHY VEGANISM VIDEO CD’, which is a great resource for new vegans and longer term vegans a like. There are 4 inspiring and educational videos on it. A video on how to make your own CD can be found here,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDggH201VZs

My website was also created as a resource for people to use.

www.bertyjustice.co.uk

Along the way I have met many amazing people, some of whom have cured or alleviated symptoms of health problems through vegan diets, such as eczema, asthma, depression, cancer and symptoms of primary progressive MS (multiple sclerosis). All these examples, combined with my own positive health benefits, inspire me to share what I know with everyone. 

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