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Compassionate Activism

Compassionate Activism

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






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  • May L.

    Anyone is convenient to ride me from Waikiki@ Hawaiian Monarch? Thanks! May. [masked]

    October 8, 2013

  • Leslie A

    Thrilled to be giving this month's talk! Really looking forward to seeing people there.

    October 2, 2013

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