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Talks - deep veganism

An interesting section of talks on deeper, more philosophical issues of veganism

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Saturday

12.00 - 12.45 - Dr. Roger Yates - In Defence of Deep Veganism

1.00 - 1.45 - Fiona Oakes – from child to champion

2.00 - 2.45 - Sandra Higgins - Uncompromising Veganism

3.00 - 3.45 - Dr. Richard Twine - Understanding Vegan Transition

4.00 - 4.45 - Fiona Oakes – a life for the animals

 

Sunday

11.00 - 11.45 - Jan Deckers - Animal (De)liberation: Should the Consumption of Animal Products Be Banned?

12.00 - 12.45 - Vegan Geezer - YouTube Your Passion!

1.00 - 1.45 - Dr. Roger Yates - Mainstream Vegan Blues: A Whiter (and Shallower) Shade of Pale

2.00 - 2.45 - David Scott - Vegan in a Suit, Situational Activism in the Corporate Community

3.00 - 4.00 - Barbara Bolton - No Baby Steps! Clear Vegan Advocacy, What it is and Why it Works

4.00 - 4.25 - Barbara Bolton - Use Your Vegan Voice Every Day - Vegan Advocacy Workshop

 

Speakers

SATURDAY

12.00 - 12.45 - Roger Yates - In Defence of Deep Veganism

Vegan revolution. Veganism is a justice-for- all philosophy.It is not a diet, not primarily about health or environmental issues (they are brilliant side-effects), and it is also not only about human relations with other animals (that is the focus of veganism, not its scope).

Veganism is a revolutionary idea - a vegan world and mind-set would bring about huge changes in the ways in which human animals live and interact with other animals, the planet, and each other. There is no reason to be scared of the radicalism of veganism: now is the time to fully embrace the revolutionary thrust of vegan philosophy.

That's what this talk and discussion is about.

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1.00 - 1.45 - Fiona Oakes – from child to champion

How a life has encompassed all aspects and beliefs of an ethical vegan. Combining a young child's desire to not harm others, to running a Sanctuary or running a Marathon - Fiona has done it all and is still as enthusiastic, energetic, passionate and hungry to do more for our friends, the animals.

www.towerhillstables.com

www.facebook.com/towerhillstables

www.fionaoakesfoundation.co.uk

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2.00 - 2.45 - Sandra Higgins - Uncompromising Veganism

Sandra Higgins presents Uncompromising Veganism, a portrayal of veganism as the bedrock of justice for other animals. She addresses the imperative of a crystal clear call for justice, uncontaminated by reductionist representations of other animals. She will discuss activist strategies that are simple, unequivocal and singularly focused on the goal of achieving their liberty. Her talks is factually grounded and experientially informed by the residents of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, and it will be illustrated with reference to her work at Matilda's Promise Animal Rights & Vegan Education Centre which is currently running the Go Vegan World campaign.

https://goveganworld.com/

http://govegan.ie/

http://www.matildaspromise.org/

http://edenfarmedanimalsanctuary.com/

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3.00 - 3.45 - Dr. Richard Twine - Understanding Vegan Transition

Drawing upon in-depth interviews with 40 vegans, sociologist (and vegan for over 10 years) Richard Twine presents a theoretical approach to transition which can be used as a guide and to aid self-understanding. Is it as easy as some people claim? In what contexts might difficulties potentially arise? Furthermore Richard discusses strategies for the further normalisation of vegan practice.

www.richardtwine.com
www.edgehill.ac.uk/cfhas

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4.00 - 4.45 - Fiona Oakes – a life for the animals

How a small child's dream of safe haven and security for all animals became the reality that now is Towerhill Stables Animals Sanctuary. A forever home to over 400 residents - both domestic and farmed animals - living side by side in the natural peace and harmony that all creatures deserve but so few are ever afforded.

www.towerhillstables.com

www.facebook.com/towerhillstables

www.fionaoakesfoundation.co.uk

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SUNDAY

11.00 - 11.45 - Jan Deckers - Animal (De)liberation: Should the Consumption of Animal Products Be Banned?

In this talk, Jan Deckers addresses the political theory of his recent academic book, published with Ubiquity Press: the ‘vegan project'. Deckers also addresses many charges that have been pressed against it, including: that it alienates human beings from nature; that it increases human food security concerns; and it is unhealthy. There will be an opportunity to engage with the author and to buy the book at a 20% discount (also available free in digital formats thanks to a grant from the Wellcome Trust: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/bay) after the talk.

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12.00 - 12.45 - Vegan Geezer - YouTube Your Passion!

Is your passion for veganism too strong to contain? Do you find your voice for veganism isn't being heard? With YouTube you can be! See how to carry the voice of veganism on this important platform. For all levels of experience. If you have a voice to share, what are you waiting for?

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1.00 - 1.45 - Roger Yates - Mainstream Vegan Blues: A Whiter (and Shallower) Shade of Pale

This talk/workshop is designed to critically explore who we (the animal advocacy movement) are talking to and identify who we should be talking to. Building on an insight from pattrice jones (search YT, "Communalities of Oppression"), do we realise that the "mainstream" does not mean "most people"?

Could it be that, by going for mainstream support, we alienate those in other social justice movements, including all those who are our natural allies?

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2.00 - 2.45 - David Scott - Vegan in a Suit,

Situational Activism in the Corporate Community

This activist talk 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

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3.00 - 4.00 - Barbara Bolton - No Baby Steps! Clear Vegan Advocacy, What it is and Why it Works

Go Vegan Scotland is a non-profit volunteer group working to promote veganism in Scotland. They will talk about why they avoid welfarism in favour of clear vegan advocacy, and describe the work they do, including their regular vegan information stalls where they talk to people about why we should all be vegan and how to live vegan. The stalls have been a roaring success and GVS would like to see stalls pop up all over Scotland.

www.goveganscotland.com

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4.00 - 4.25 - Barbara Bolton - Use Your Vegan Voice Every Day - Vegan Advocacy Workshop

Go Vegan Scotland will host a workshop on vegan advocacy. They will discuss why we should all be bringing veganism into our day-to-day conversations and some of the approaches that can be used in different contexts. In groups they will look at how best to convey key messages and deal with difficult questions. The session will be interactive but no-one will be made to speak and so the shy are very welcome!

www.goveganscotland.com

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