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New Meetup: Veg*n Empowerment Workshop

From: Jim
Sent on: Friday, September 10, 2010 10:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for VegOut NYC!

What: Veg*n Empowerment Workshop

When: Wednesday, September 29,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $3.00 per person

Where: The Center
208 W. 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

What does being vegan mean to you? How do we live our lives in accordance with our values on a daily basis? Do our choices reflect kindness and compassion and the alleviation of suffering?

Specifically - what?s up with that leather belt? Hey, are you wearing a wool sweater? Check it out - the vegan just ate fresh pasta off the buffet!

Do others look for fault in your actions? Do feel that you have to be perfect? What?s more important to you? - being right or being effective? All right already!

The asterisk in the title of this workshop stands for all of us. Whether you?re vegan or vegetarian or just wondering how can I get to that Veg*n place and shake the animal stuff from my life? - this workshop is for you.

Full disclosure: While I consider myself to be a gold star vegan I do have a Brooks Brothers wool suit for weddings and funerals (is that ok? Star revoked?), a boyfriend who considers himself vegan yet will take dairy if soy milk isn?t available (should I jettison him?). Where do you draw the line (OMG I bought vitamin D3 instead of D2) and where do others draw the line for you (you?re not vegan! Look at your handbag!)? What are your responses to yourself and others in these scenarios?

Do you have to be perfect? Yes! No!

Let?s get together for an interesting and probing evening in the Keith Haring room at the Center and explore these issues together. How do we navigate our minds, our hearts and those we hold dear or superficial in our lives? Let?s examine how to communicate with compassion and meet people where they?re at - ourselves included.

Feel free to come for the entire session or stop in when you can.

Beverages will be provided.

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