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PEOPLE'S VEGAN ACTIVISTS SUMMIT (Sunday only)

A series of activists for the vegan lifestyle engaging in discussions/debates/workshops about effective vegan outreach on Sunday

Floor plan here

 

SUNDAY

10:30 - 11:25 - The Grumpy Old Vegans"The Times They Are A-Changin': Bringing Clarity and Ease to Your Advocacy"

11:30 - 11:55 - David ScottVegan in a Suit, Situational Activism in the Corporate Community

12:00 - 12:55 - Marcus Dredge - Vegan Education Workshop

1:00 - 1:25 - Kate FitzGibbon, Ben Frost & The Grumpy Old Vegans - The way to get our vegan world

1:30 - 1:55 - Fat Gay Vegan - Golden rules for blogging

2:00 - 3:00 - Prof. Gary L. Francione - Why Vegans Should Not Support Welfare Reform Campaigns, Single-Issue Campaigns, or Groups that Promote Either (via Skype)

3:00 - 3:50 - Prof. Gary L. Francione - Q&A (via Skype)

4:00 - The Big Discussion - 'Reducetarian - should vegans promote this approach?'

 

10:30 - 11:25 - Grumpy Old Vegans - "The Times They Are A-Changin': Bringing Clarity and Ease to Your Advocacy"

In this workshop we will demonstrate that vegan advocacy from a rights-based position using Abolitionist theory as a basis provides advocates with focus and clarity and an unequivocal message that listeners can easily understand.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyOldVegan

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11:30 - 11:55 - David Scott - Vegan in a Suit, Situational Activism in the Corporate Community

This workshop will consider the lessons learned from many hundreds of business networking events involving food and drink by never compromising on vegan ethics. How the business landscape is improving for vegans and ways you can apply the lessons to your own situations networking with non-vegans at work, at home or at social events.

www.beyonder.org.uk

 

1:30 - 1:55 - Fat Gay Vegan - Golden rules for blogging

Ever wanted to write your own vegan blog but didn't know where to start? Join blogger Fat Gay Vegan for an informal and informative discussion all about the basics of blogging. FGV will discuss how he got his start, his golden rules for blogging and how blogging can be a launch platform for many other exciting forms of vegan activism. Come with questions!

http://www.fatgayvegan.com
https://twitter.com/FatGayVegan
https://www.facebook.com/FatGayVegan
http://instagram.com/fatgayvegan

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1:00 - 1:25 - Kate FitzGibbon, Ben Frost and the Grumpy Old Vegans - The way to get our vegan world

A brief window in the day about practical, simple and effective ways to shift  the paradigm away from animals as commodities for us to use to animals as members of the moral community.

www.AbolitionistApproach.com

www.EatLikeYouCareBook.com

www.howdoigovegan.com

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12:00 - 12:55 - Marcus Dredge - Vegan Education Workshop

Marcus and Ruth Dredge, presenters of The Species Barrier Vegan Radio Show and founders of education group Vegan Outreach Lincoln East Midlands offer advice on how best to advocate for other animals. From stalls to festivals and from articles to radio they have a wide range of relevant experiences to share.

www.thespeciesbarrier.com

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2:00 - 3:00 - Prof. Gary L. Francione - Why Vegans Should Not Support Welfare Reform Campaigns, Single-Issue Campaigns, or Groups that Promote Either (via Skype)

Welfare reform campaigns and single-issue campaigns necessarily involve the promotion of animal exploitation. The groups that promote them claim that they are effective and practical. There is no empirical evidence to support that view and, in any event, these campaigns are explicitly and overtly speciesist.   

www.abolitionistapproach.com

Click here to view the new Abolitionists Appraoch flyer

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3.00 - 3:50 - Prof. Gary L. Francione - Q & A (via Skype)

Ask Prof. Francione anything in this interactive Q&A session with the audience, conducted via Skype.




4:00 – 5:00 - The Big Discussion - Reducetarian - should vegans promote this approach?

Should vegans be promoting reducetarian as an option for pre-vegans? Or should vegans make it loud and clear without compromise that 100% veganism is a moral imperative, and anything less implies supporting continued animal exploitation? 

Join the big discussion on this recently hotly-debated topic. Vegfest Scotland / VegfestUK organiser Tim Barford and the Grumpy Old Vegans will discuss this topic and invite members of the audience for some questions & answers. 
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