A Presentation By Leslie Ashburn
This talk will explore the links between the function of what is called "the absent referent" in the meat eating culture to other forms of oppression, like racism, sexism, and the destruction of the environment, showing how underlying all of these is the same belief system. It helps us understand the way oppressions become interconnected and shows how a healthy approach to a plant-based diet is an important way to address pertinent social issues of our time. If you care about making the world a better place, this talk is for you!
Leslie Ashburn is an internationally trained chef who brings an ease and expertise for creating cosmopolitan vegan macrobiotic food, changing stereotypes about what it means to eat healthy. She works with a wide variety of respected community members, including preparing life-changing meals for seminars with the local living treasure Dr. Terry Shintani. She is a cofounder of and serves on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Food Policy Council. She co-authored a chapter in Diet For a Small Island (in press) called Democratic Food Education: Colonialism, Culture, and the Task of the Cooking Class.
Sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii
FREE Admission FREE Refreshments courtesy of Down To Earth