A week from today, Tuesday September 30th, marks the kick-off of VegWeek here in the Twin Cities. If you live here or nearby, you definitely have to come check out some of the great events that Compassionate Action for Animals has lined up:
Tuesday, 9/30 @ 7pm: Jim Mason, author and attorney, will give a presentation called The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter. This will be followed by a reception catered by the awesome local restaurant chain, Pizza Luce.
Wednesday, 10/1 @ 5pm: Veg cooking class! Learn how to cook some awesome vegan food, and then you get to eat it!
Thursday, 10/2 @ 5:30pm: Vegan potluck – bring something to share and enjoy meeting other vegans. New to vegetarianism? Come check out all the great food we eat, and talk to people about what it’s like to be vegan.
Friday, 10/3 @ 6pm: Film screening of The Emotional World of Farm Animals. We’ll have snacks and refreshments there, and what promises to be a thoughtful discussion will follow the showing. I’ll actually be hosting this one, so come on down & say hi!
Saturday, 10/4 @ 6pm: Dine out at Evergreen Chinese Restaurant. This is a great opportunity to meet and hang out with other people who have pledged to be veg for the week.
Sunday, 10/5 @ 2pm: Guided tour of a local chicken sanctuary. Come meet these amazing animals and hear their stories. Again, we’ll have snacks available (yes, we really like our food!).
Monday, 10/6 @ 7pm: Dine out at the Red Sea Bar & Restaurant. Enjoy some delicious Ethiopian food & drink, and celebrate the closing of what will undoubtedly be a successful week.
Sounds fun, right? That’s because it will be!
I have to say, last year was my first VegWeek, and despite the fact that I didn’t know many people, I always felt totally welcome and I had a great time. CAA is all about community (OK, and food, we admit it) and that sense of community is especially strong during VegWeek. I encourage everyone to come & check out at least one event–you won’t be sorry!
Go check out the website for more information, and shoot me an email if you have any questions. If I can’t answer it for you, I will find someone who can. Hope to see you there!
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