Update - Optional Meeting Place: Those who would like to meet with the group before the film, before we all walk in to the West Building together, may meet us on the Southwest corner of 68th Street and Lexington Ave. between 6:30pm and 6:45pm. We will be standing right near the street corner itself, near the street, and NOT in front of the building. I will be holding a "MEETUP" sign. If you are unsure which corner the southwest corner is, you can just look across the street and you will see a large group standing on one of the street corners. That will be us. At 6:45pm sharp we will be going into the Hunter West building. After 6:45pm, you can just enter the building by yourself and meet us in Room HW415. Be sure to bring Photo ID with you, preferably a Driver's License or Non-Driver ID.
***Light All-Vegan Refreshments Will Be Provided***
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I want to share with you an extremely moving and immensely educational documentary film that had its New York debut at the recent New York City Vegetarian Food Festival. It is a brand new film, and this will be its second showing ever in New York.
The brilliant and extremely lovely executive producer of the film, Janet McKee will be at the film to give a talk and answer your questions. I couldn't ask for a more ideal event for our group, and I am thrilled and grateful that Janet will be here to personally introduce and give a talk on her beautiful and very informative new documentary that she has put together over the last four years. Additionally, this full-length feature film features some of the most eminent and knowledgeable vegan MDs in the world today, including Neil Barnard, Brian Clement, Gabriel Cousens and Michael Greger.
Watch the Trailer:
About "BETHANY’S STORY: The Power From Within"
This is a compelling documentary about a 13-year-old girl who had become paralyzed by a bad reaction to medication and after seeing many doctors and specialists for 3.5 years was told she would never walk again. One day she discovered the raw vegan diet and after adopting this into her life, she immediately got movement in her feet and after a few short months completely recovered from her paralysis and got out of her wheelchair.
The film chronicles the girl’s illness from its onset to her recovery and includes powerful interviews with prominent doctors and nutrition experts including: Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Brian Clement, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Dr. Michael Greger, Brenda Davis R.D. and Dr. Lewis Mel-Madrona.
Janet has been traveling and speaking nationwide and the response to her new film has been thunderous. We are thrilled to be co-sponsoring this Film and Talk event with one of New York's leading college animal rights groups, Hunter College PAL - Paths to Animal Liberation. A huge thank you to Hunter College PAL President Juandiego Nivelo for his leadership in co-sponsoring this event with us and helping bring this film to New York.
This screening is taking place in Hunter College's main building, Hunter West, on the southwest corner of East 68th Street & Lexington Ave. You must bring a photo ID: a Driver's License or Non-Drivers ID is best. The room is HW415 (Hunter West 415, a large screening room). Optionally, you can meet with our meetup group at 6:45pm in front of the building, and we can all walk into Hunter West together. Details will be added to this page before the event.
For me, this is our most exciting event all year. I am thrilled that our meetup group, along with Hunter College PAL, is bringing this new and extremely moving and educational film to New York. I encourage you to join us -- don't miss this beautiful evening with film and filmmaker!
Subway Directions: The 6 Train goes right to the corner of Lexington Ave. & 68th Street. (The subway stop is called "68th Street-Hunter College".) Then just walk across the street to the West Building (SW corner of Lexington Ave. & 68th Street).
Do you love trying new vegetarian & vegan restaurants? Do you enjoy the company of fellow vegetarians & vegans? Are you occasionally frustrated that your meat-eating friends "don't get it," and do you wish to dine with others that have the same enthusiasm for vegetarian and vegan food that you do?
Welcome to our group. What I am especially proud of is all the wonderful members we have. We seem to attract some of the very nicest, most thoughtful people in New York. Given the focus of our group, I am not surprised.
New York has many excellent vegetarian and vegan restaurants, and new ones are opening all the time. Join us as we explore them all, and enjoy dining with some of the kindest, most gracious, most socially-conscious people in New York.
Plus, join us as we go out on the town to vegetarian and vegan friendly bars and lounges. And partake when we go to visit some outstanding music venues. Great ways to have delightful nights on the town in the company of a fun and friendly group of vegetarians and vegans.
We warmly welcome all vegetarians and vegans as well as those that are considering a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Our meetup group was profiled in a news story on CNN's Headline News channel. Check out the video.