The Baltimore Vegan Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • November 17, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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Please join us at Mr. Chan's for great food and stimulating conversation! Our group welcomes anyone who is interested in talking about any aspect of the vegan or veg lifestyle, including health, food preparation, compassion for animals, spirituality, activism, ecology, and more. Our meetings have been fun, lively, and supportive. Mr. Chan has a wonderful selection of vegan menu options, probably the most of any Baltimore area restaurant. Try the vegan chocolate mousse for dessert!! Mmmmm good!

Mr. Chan is located on Reisterstown Road across the street from the old Pikes Theatre. There is often street parking available. And there is free parking behind the restaurant, and a public parking area adjacent to that lot.

Some of our members have said that they would like to be more adept at handling the questions and challenges (with reference to their lifestyle) that sometimes come their way. So feel free to suggest such topics and let the group know how we can support you!

To which quotes or studies do you like to point to support the claims that veg*ns live longer and avoid the chronic diseases that kill most Americans? Do you know the key differences in body design between humans and true carnivores? Do you know which foods are eaten by the species to which we are most closely related?

How do you respond when someone says that it?s perfectly natural for certain species to eat other species, and that we veg*ns are out of touch with the real world, the natural world? And what about the lifestyle of the early Native Americans? Don?t they provide good eco-friendly role models for us? And aren?t the Eskimos healthy, despite the fact that they eat a diet of nearly all animal flesh?

What evidence can you show people to prove that the common chronic diseases that kill Americans aren?t caused primarily by bad genes, or by air pollution, or by exposure to electronic fields?

What makes you so certain that the reports and recommendations of government and other major institutional health agencies are attuned more to the bottom lines of big business than to the needs of the consumer? And if veg*n was clearly healthier for us, wouldn't that be more widely announced by the media?

Most of the world's greatest athletes eat (or ate) meat. Doesn't that prove that we are natural meat eaters? What do you tell someone who says that you will never convince everyone to go vegetarian?

What do we tell those who justify meat eating by saying that the creator gave us dominion over animals, or that animals have no souls? How do we respond to those who say that they just don?t have the time to learn how to cook and eat in a new way?

Maybe you don't want to be a veg*n activist, but would like to have some of these questions answered for your own needs or curiosity. Feel free to join us!.

What are some of the questions you have difficulty answering? Please bring a list, and we?ll see if we can help you come to a better understanding. Hope to see you there.

There is free parking at the rear of the restaurant and a metered parking lot adjacent to the lot of the restaurant. And please check out the monthly Earthsave Veg Dinner Ed Series events that are normally held on the last Saturday from 6-9 pm at Learning Center of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mill, MD, 21117. The dinners are vegan and often attract a group of 40-70 attendees. It's a great place to meet friendly, like-minded, supportive people. The educational presentations have been excellent! And the dish you prepare just might win you an award! For more information, see http://earthsavebalti.... Hope to see you there!

You might also want to check out the Baltimore Vegetarian Meetup group, which is very similar to this one, but meets on the first Sunday, at 12.30 pm, at Kathmandu Kitchen in Towson. To register for those meetings, go to http://vegetarian.mee... We think you will enjoy the great food and atmosphere, like-minded people, and lively, casual conversation. Hope to see you soon!

Meetup.com now charges each group organizer a monthly fee of $13 for the great services they provide. A donation of $1 per meeting to help cover these costs would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Don R.

    We had another excellent meeting, with wonderful food and helpful and supportive info. Alec said that if he ever went back to eating meat, he would lie so he could still attend our discussions. Jeannette, a writer who's working on a story about vegetarianism for a Pikesville publication, gathered lots of good info and enjoyed the meeting. Lots of fun!

    November 18, 2010

  • Marsha K K.

    Excellent , as usual ! Food is wonderful. It's always comfortable to be with a group of folks who share the same ( or very similar feelings ) about animals and our environment.

    November 18, 2010

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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