outreach

Will you stand up for animals in this year’s Ithaca Festival Parade?

Just saw this on Facebook:

Please join Finger Lakes Animal Rights on Wednesday May 29th, to march in the Ithaca Festival 2013 Parade, themed “Where the Heart Is”. We’ll be walking resources — carrying signs displaying titles of books, podcasts, films, etc. related to making the world a better place through veganism. Anyone is welcome to join in. A great opportunity to show our community that it’s a win-win situation to Wear a Heart for ALL animals.

Finger Lakes Animal Rights parade banner

Finger Lakes Animal Rights parade banner

More info and ongoing updates: www.veganedu.org/parade/

Contact & RSVP: fingerlakesanimalrights@gmail.com

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Speaking for myself

I’m no longer calling this blog “Vegan Ithaca,” but rather, “Living a Vegan Life in Ithaca” – and it’s no longer going to attempt to catalog vegan goings-on in Ithaca. That is too big a task for me! I felt like I was representing the views of others, or that folks would think that I was trying to represent others. So now I’m only representing myself and my own views, on this site. For more about this, please click here.

I had a bit of a revelation in 2012 – namely, that I don’t have to speak for anyone else, and I don’t have to work toward anyone else’s goals. That’s a very liberating idea! I can really hold myself back when I’m worried about whether I’m stepping on someone else’s toes. So to that end, I made this change, and started a Tumblr. My hope is that this reframing will help me to feel more free in my advocacy, so I can be a better ally and a more effective activist. We’ll see how it goes.

Please feel free to click the follow button to your right (or the RSS link), so you’ll get updates. I really value feedback, so please do tell me what you think of this change, or of the Tumblr. Thanks for reading!

Tomorrow in Ithaca

Club Veg & DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) Organizational Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 2nd floor, 208 Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Cost: $10 if you would like a dinner, free if not. Please bring cash, exact change.
Reservations: Required if you want a dinner. Appreciated if you are coming but not eating. Email clubveg@gmail.com or call 272-1126 before 10 pm. Make sure to specify name, date and name of event, and your phone number.
What: Organizational meeting for those interested in volunteering to help Club Veg and/or DOVE achieve their goals of educating people about healthy plant-based nutrition.
Dinner Menu: Fettucini Alredo (nut-based), Garlic Bread, Salad. At least 80% will be organic, all will be vegan and gluten-free, salad dressing will be oil-free.

Club Veg & DOVE Film Series: Maximum Nutrition featuring Michael Greger, MD
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 7 – 9:45 pm
Location: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 2nd floor, 208 Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Cost: the movie is free. Dessert is available for $5. Please bring cash, exact change.
Reservations: Required if you want dessert. Appreciated if you are coming. Email clubveg@gmail.com or call 272-1126 before 10 pm. Make sure to specify name, date and name of event, and your phone number.
What: Maximum Nutrition – A compelling and funny movie. Dessert is Creme Brulee (yes, it’s vegan and gluten-free). We’ll have cookies too for a lower price.

To get more event listings from Club Veg, send a blank email to: clubvegsoutherntier-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Club Veg is an all volunteer educational non-profit that works to educate about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Even if you don’t want to go vegan, why not come and learn about how to eat plant-based more often? The public is always welcome at Club Veg events. The organizational meetings are for people who would like to get involved in volunteering for Club Veg. To contact Club Veg, email clubveg@gmail.com or call 272-1126 in the evenings before 10 pm or on weekends.