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vegan vision workshops (SUNDAY ONLY)

Vegan Vision is a series of one-hour consecutive sessions in vegan advocacy and living with internationally-respected experts in food and nutrition, animal rights and cruelty-free living. Vegan Vision shows how to live as a vegan in a non-vegan world.

Join author and activist Kim Stallwood for all sessions or select the ones you would like to attend.

Floor plans here

 

SUNDAY 

11:00 — 11:50: Dr Melanie Joy - "Speaking Truth to Power: Being an Empowered Vegan in an Animal­-Eating Culture"

12:00 — 12:50: Dr Richard Twine - 'Understanding vegan transition'

1:00 — 1:50: Professor Erica Fudge - ‘The History of the Vegetable Eaters’ 

2:00 — 2:50: Libby Anderson - ‘How You Can Make a Difference for Animals in Scotland and Beyond’ 

3:00 — 3:50: 

4.00 - 'Vegan Any Questions' panel - with Craig Tannock, John Patrick, Barbara Bolton and Susan Bolton

 

DESCRIPTIONS

 

11:00 — 11:50: Dr Melanie Joy - "Speaking Truth to Power: Being an Empowered Vegan in an Animal­-Eating Culture"

In this presentation, we examine the ways that carnism, ­­ the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat animals, ­­ distorts vegans' perceptions of themselves, others, and veganism. We then discuss how how recognizing these distortions can lead to personal empowerment and the empowerment of the vegan movement.

http://www.carnism.org

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12:00 — 12:50: Dr Richard Twine - ‘Understanding vegan transition’ 

In this talk I reflect upon my research as a sociologist into the question of vegan transition. During 2013 I interviewed vegans in Glasgow, Manchester and Lancaster about their narratives of transition. I explore what we can learn for broader attempts to veganize society from such rich detailed accounts of the everyday possibilities, joys, pains and obstacles of vegan transition.  I argue that lessons can be learnt from such accounts and they can go some way to providing the animal rights movement with a much needed understanding of social change.

www.richardtwine.com

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1:00 — 1:50: Professor Erica Fudge - ‘The History of the Vegetable Eaters’ 

This talk will look at the strange history of vegetarianism in England: at the radical nature of the 'vegetable diet' in the seventeenth century, and at how different from, and similar to it, our conception of veganism is today.

www.strath.ac.uk/staff/fudgeericaprof/ 

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2:00 — 2:50: Libby Anderson - ‘How You Can Make a Difference for Animals in Scotland and Beyond’ 

OneKind is an animal protection charity based in Edinburgh working to end animal suffering through campaigns, research and education.  In this talk I will explain how a very small charity seeks to influence politicians and the public and how we decide our main policy positions and campaign priorities. Current campaigns focus on the pet trade, especially exotic pet-keeping; the protection of free-living wild animals in the UK, and the effects of fox-hunting and snaring; and the use of wild animals in circuses. Finally I will touch on next year’s Scottish Parliamentary elections and what people can do to get more action for animals in the next session.

www.onekind.org

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4.00 - 'Vegan Any Questions' panel

Want to be vegan but don’t know where to start? Are you a vegan but concerned about whether you’re eating enough protein? Concerned about animals and want tips on how to make a difference? Come to Vegan Any Questions where a panel of experts will answer your questions.

Panellists include:

Craig Tannock

- John Patrick

- Barbara Bolton

- Susan Bolton

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