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Future vegan outreach events

From: Lydia G.
Sent on: Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:33 PM

Hi BCVSC Friends!

For those of you that don't know, James Lucas, Chris Lucas, Mauro Reis and I are partners in a vegan website From A to Vegan, covering everything from recipes and cooking videos to video interviews with vegan personalities, business owners and activists and everything in between.

We launched the site this past March and have expanded our efforts by bringing educational outreach events to our local community. The intent for our events is to inform and educate about the many benefits of a plant-based diet and/or vegan lifestyle. We feel that by approaching the topic from many different angles our message will resonate with more individuals, lessen the taboo/prejudice associated with veganism, make the topic more approachable and support those who are considering to become vegan.

We Need Your Support

To keep our efforts going, we’ve launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for local vegan events we’ll be having late fall of 2011 through spring of 2012. The funds are needed to rent venues for movie screenings, vegan speakers and other vegan themed events; order vegan starter kit literature to hand out at the events; pay for movie screening licensing fees, speaker fees and travel expenses, and cover any additional costs to run the events.

We already have our first event planned. Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary’s president, will be coming to Bucks County, PA on December 4th, 2011 as part of his speaking tour. We’ve planned a fundraiser breakfast for Farm Sanctuary in the morning and an educational talk in the afternoon.

Future events, running from winter to spring, include movie screenings and discussions for “Got the facts on Milk” and “Vegucated“, vegan health advocates (TBD) and other vegan outreach speakers (TBD).

Please visit our campaign site and kindly consider making a contribution. Your support early on is much needed and very appreciated. Without it we won’t be able to make our events happen. So please consider contributing today. Did we mention that aside from some pretty sweet perks we’re offering we’ll thank you on our website? Please visit our campaign page for full details and to help us reach our goal.

On another note, we want to give more members the opportunity to come to our meetings, so we're looking for a location that will comfortably fit 25 people to host our monthly potlucks. This location can be a residence, a business or community type building, as long as it's free (we don't to charge members to come to meetings). If anyone knows of such a location please let us know. We will list the location's owner as a sponsor on our Meetup group page and give them all the props they deserve.

Thanks for your support!

Lydia Grossov

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