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A series of vegan activists hosting workshops about their chosen forms of vegan outreach to inspire the budding advocates within you!

Taking place on Sunday only

Floor plan here


11:00 - 11:45 - Scottish vegan trade body anyone?

12:00 - 12:25 - David Scott - Equality Act - The Force is With Us

12:30 - 12:55 - Scotland Earthlings Experience - Sharing The Earthlings Experience

1:00 - 1:25 - Manuela Atzori (Scotland Pig Save) - Pig save movement

1:30 - 1:55 - Vegan Geezer - Become a Youtube activist

2:00 - 2:25 - Dr. Roger Yates - Gazebo info point

2:30 - 2:55 - Alex Douglas - Activism for everyone: getting involved in creating a vegan community

3:00 - 3:25 - Sandra Higgins - Go Vegan World Public Advertising Campaign

3:30 - 3:55 - Ben Shaberman - Telling and Writing Vegan Stories to Reach the Masses

4:00 - 4:25 - Amanda Woodvine - Activism through food: a case study in Greater Manchester


11:00 - 11:45 - Scottish vegan trade body anyone?

The recent proliferation of Scottish vegan businesses has inspired this session, a conversation about how to bring such enterprises together in a spirit of mutual support and cooperation. The format is an open discussion supported by a panel and hosted by vegan blogger Fat Gay Vegan. 


Emily Wilkinson (Vegan Lass)

Martin Stepek (vegan mindfulness teacher)

Michael Jenkins (Vegan Connections)

Craig Tannock (operator of 5 vegan bars in Glasgow)

All very welcome.

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12:00 - 12:25 - David Scott - Equality Act - The Force is With Us

The Equality Act (2010) is not just about vegan rights in the workplace, it applies in every situation any of us might find ourselves in. This workshop will explore ways in which we can use the Equality Act (2010) to turn a bad situation for one into a positive outcome for all by asking what should our reaction be when we experience shockingly bad service at a restaurant or any other business where vegans are not yet properly catered for?

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12.30 - 12:55 - Scotland Earthlings Experience - Sharing The Earthlings Experience

What is The Earthlings Experience Scotland? Why do we wear masks? All your questions will be answered. Find out about our experiences so far, how it got started, what the public thinks, and how to get involved with a current group or set up your own street activism event.

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1:00 - 1:25 - Manuela Atzori (Scotland Pig Save) - Pig save movement

Save movement Scotland is an activist group born in Glasgow in 2016. our group goes to vigil around abattoir in Scotland to film the conditions of the animals and show the videos to people hopefully to aware them how much cruelty there is behind meat. Our intentions is to make more visible what usually is hidden to people. Those abattoir are always distant from town, hided. people don't notice how many animals they die every day, and how much they suffer. We are there to say the last goodbye to the animals, to give them voice

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1.30 - 1:55 - Vegan Geezer - Become a YouTube Activist

A workshop to inspire YT wannabes! Find out about creating a channel, the dos and don'ts, effective techniques, getting behind and in front of the camera and much more as we explore how an individual can take the simple steps to spreading the vegan message to the world in this relaxed, fun, and interactive workshop

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2.00 - 2:25 - Dr. Roger Yates - Vegan Education Outreach in Ireland. Gazebos, "tea stations," videos, and more

By the time of VegfestUK London, volunteers from Vegan Education on the Go (VEGO) and Vegan Information Project (VIP) will have completed 300 hours of vegan education direct to the public. This workshop talk explains how it is done, and why more grassroots events like this would be awesome.

The grassroots are the backbone of the movement - let's make it flourish!

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2:30 - 2:55 - Alex Douglas - Activism for everyone: getting involved in creating a vegan community

Volunteering and Engagement Manager at The Vegan Society – and Scotland native! – Alex Douglas, draws on her extensive experience of vegan outreach and activism to deliver a motivational workshop explaining how vegan activism can be accessible and inclusive. Learn how you can get involved with vegan outreach in your local area, and how to maximise your limited free time productively and effectively to volunteer for veganism. Alex will also give top tips for self-care as vegan activists to avoid burn out.

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3.00 - 3:25 - Sandra Higgins - Go Vegan World Public Advertising Campaign

Sandra Higgins will discuss the inspiration and rational behind the Go Vegan World public advertising campaign. She will discuss how the campaign is singularly focussed on inspiring non vegans to become vegan; how it is grounded in evidence based research and informed by Sandra's experience of working with rescued farmed animals. Sandra will discuss the campaign effectiveness and some of the challenges she has faced since its inception in Ireland in 2015.

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3.30 - 3:55 - Ben Shaberman - Telling and Writing Vegan Stories to Reach the Masses

Ben Shaberman -- author of the novel Jerry's Vegan Women and The Vegan Monologues (essays) -- will discuss how stories can be an effective way to deliver the vegan message. While the facts, figures, and science about going meat-free are impressive, a personal story with humor and poignancy can touch people in a deeper, more lasting way. In the workshop, Ben will discuss how to use arc, conflict, and characters to develop a memorable vegan tale.

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4.00 - 4:25 - Amanda Woodvine - Activism through food: a case study in Greater Manchester

Eat Green (UK) is a multi-award winning organisation based in Greater Manchester. Over the past 6 years it has developed a bespoke range of projects tailored to community needs: from a vegan community cookbook, through to free 6-week 'learn to cook' and 'cooking on a budget' classes, a vegan food bank, community orchards, and even fun staff away-days. Come along to find out more, be inspired, and get involved!

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