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"Mom, Dad, I'm a Vegan!"

Monthly Educational Seminar/Vegan Buffet Dinner
the Boston Vegetarian Society (BVS)  -
Grasshopper Vegan in Allston/Brighton  
One North Beacon Street  

(NEAR Twin Donuts, Walgreen's, Jackson-Mann Community School)
on #66 bus line between Harvard Square, Brookline 
(Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village),
Longwood Medical Area, and Roxbury Crossing Orange Line.

Also #57 bus

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Mar 21, 2010  
Boston Vegetarian Society:

4:00 PM - Speaker/Seminar (FREE)  - Talk is FREE, not cheap!
5:15 PM - Vegan Buffet / Social Dinner  
Cost: About $12.50 if you tip fairly and generously, but only about $10.50 if you don't tip at all.

The Boston Vegetarian Society (BVS) brings a fascinating presentation of vegetarian philosophy, history, and thoughts for the future.

"Communication Strategies for Making Diet/Lifestyle Changeswithin Families and Social Circles
Casey Taft, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry,Boston University School of Medicine

4 PM - Speaker/Seminar (FREE)  
5:15 PM - Vegan Buffet / Social Dinner

Communication Strategies for Making Diet/Lifestyle Changes within Families and Social Circles

Perhaps you are the first in your family or social circle to decide to drop meat and animal products, and you want the cooperation of the people in your life to make it a smooth transition. Or maybe your meat-eating family has a new vegetarian or vegan in your midst and doesn't quite know how best to handle mealtimes or conversation about these issues. Bring your questions and your family members to this valuable talk by a world-recognized expert in family psychology who, as a vegan, recognizes the importance of family dynamics around food choices and lifestyle change. 

Casey Taft, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and developer of the“Strength at Home” program to enhance relationships and prevent violence in military families. He is an internationally recognized clinical psychology researcher in the areas of trauma and the family, and has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports.

Dr. Taft is co-founder of Vegan Publishers, recently formed with a mission to publish a range of books that promote social consciousness and awareness related to veganism. 

Dr. Taft’s talk will be based on his new eBook, “Mom, Dad, I’m Vegan: A Guide for Understanding Your Vegan Family Member,” currently being offered for free on the Vegan Publishers’ website. He will be discussing challenges that vegan and non-vegan family members face when attempting to discuss veganism, and communication strategies to enhance communication and understanding around this major lifestyle choice. He encourages vegans and non-vegans as well as their family members to attend the talk to help facilitate an open discussion of these issues.The free eBook can be accessed at


Stay for Grasshopper's generous buffet for only $10.50 + tax + tip, including appetizers, soups, salad, and numerous entrees.

Buses # 66, 57, and 64 stop there.

Closest subway stop is Allston St. on the Green Line B trolley (Comm. Ave.)

Parking:  Free street parking; allow time to find a spot.


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