Eugene Veggies was just given an opportunity to see a presentation from the founder of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. I thought our members might be interested in this 40 minute presentation. I leaped at the opportunity to have Katie Cantrell speak to us. This is not one of our standard events. I'm fitting it in as an extra bennie.
Here is the official description of the presentation:
"The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition provides a holistic overview of the impacts of industrial animal agriculture on everything from climate change to social justice. When you look at food packaging in the grocery store, it looks like Old MacDonald is still alive and well. But the reality is that today 99% of all animal products come from factory farms.
Our 40-minute presentation is a must-see for people who care about food, for people who care about people, and for people who love seeing cute animal pictures."
For more information, see: www.ffacoalition.org
I am providing light snacks. If you want to help me out and bring some (vegan) snacks to share too, that would be great. The theme is finger-food. But all you really need to bring is yourself.
Who Is This Event For?
This presentation is definitely good for people who are just learning about these issues. However, I imagine that even well-researched members might learn something new in the presentation. Plus, attending the event will signal to me that you like this sort of thing and would like to see more of this type of event. And this is a great opportunity to socialize with the Eugene Veggies. So, this meetup would be a good event for just about all of our adult members. This presentation might be appropriate for someone as young as middle-school. I've been assured that there are no graphic images, but as we all know, the subject matter itself can be disturbing. Young children may not want to attend.
Who is Katie Cantrell?
Katie Cantrell is a UC Berkeley graduate and former president of the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy. She founded the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition in 2010 to educate people about the ecological and social justice hazards of industrial meat production in the United States. Katie has delivered over 100 presentations on factory farming, and her presentation has been used as a resource by food justice activists across the country.
This event is limited to 25 attendees. Meetup will maintain a waiting list if more than 25 people want to attend. So, 'Yes' RSVP if you are interested regardless of the attendee count.
IMPORTANT: I'll be sending out an e-mail on February 26 with directions to my house. Please let me know if you do not receive the e-mail. (Meetup e-mails seem to get stuck in spam quite often.)