Our theme this year is food, and we continue with a talk by Kate Lawrence and Keith Akers on one of their favorite topics: Vegetarianism.
Reducing or eliminating the eating of meat and other animal products is important for a number of reasons. We’re spending several trillion dollars annually on health care, much of it due to diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity, which are largely preventable on a healthful vegan diet. We’re devastating the environment with livestock agriculture; most agricultural land in the United States is used for livestock, and about half of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are due to livestock. Factory farms produce horrible living conditions and frightening, traumatic deaths for billions of animals every year. "On Eating Animals," a feature article in The Humanist, can be found here:http://thehumanist.com/magazine/july-august-2013/features/on-eating-animals. The author of the article recommends the online video“Farm to Fridge—The Truth Behind Meat Production,” by Mercy for Animals; narrated by James Cromwell, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIODWTqx5E.
Join us on May 18 to watch a short video "A Life Connected," try some vegetarian foods, and find out how to "veganize" familiar dishes. Pick up a free copy of A Vegetarian Sourcebook and other literature, and bring your questions for discussion.
Kate Lawrence and Keith Akers have both been vegans and activists for decades. They currently are organizers of the Meetup group at DenverVegans.org, which has over 525 members.
In keeping with tonight's talk, we ask that all potluck dishes be vegetarian.
Venue Instructions: Parking is available on the side of the building, on the street, in the lot across the alley, and in the lot across 31st street. Please do not park directly behind the building, under the stairway to the upstairs apartments.
Potluck dinner at 6 pm. Program at 7 pm. Potluck instructions are based upon the first letter of the last name. Please do not bring drinks for the potluck. Drinks will be available as concessions, so bring a few extra dollars for some soda or coffee.
C-D) Main Dish
E-J) Main Dish
K-R) Side Dish or Salad
S-Z) Side Dish, Bread or Chips