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Prayer for Compassion is the beautiful and powerful new film about the intersection of compassionate living and spirituality. Directed by Student Academy Award winner Thomas Jackson and produced by longtime vegan author and Main Street Vegan podcaster, Victoria Moran, this film asks people who identify as religious or spiritual, "Does what we eat matter to God?" Producer, Victoria Moran, will be available for Q&A. Light vegan refreshments will be served at no cost. Educational material will be provided. Can't Believe it's Vegan https://www.cantbelieveitsvegan.biz and The Bella Goat Bakery https://www.facebook.com/thebellagoatbakery/ will be supplying delicious vegan refreshments! Click here for the trailer of this film: https://mainstreetvegan.net/a-prayer-for-compassion/ *** Please note that though this is a FREE event, you must register for a ticket on the Eventbrite link here. Just an RSVP will NOT guarantee you a seat. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-a-prayer-for-compassion-qa-with-producer-victoria-moran-tickets-63718093533?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text Please bring a non-vegan friend or more! "This film reminds us that no being should be exempt from grace, kindness and compassion" ~ moby
Spend a day with friends, enjoy music, education, dynamic speakers, or just perusing vegan owned businesses and sample local vegan eats! The Columbus Vegan Festival is a day celebrating vegan community connections with education promoting sustainable living, healthier bodies, and a fairer/socially just, compassionate, and conscionable society. The festival features more than a dozen health & activism speakers, vegan and vegan-friendly exhibitors, kids activities & more! EVERYONE is welcome and invited to come and celebrate vegan community living and discover the amazing, innovative, equivalent and delicious vegan options you may have never known existed! Mark your calendar💥Tell your friends💥Bring the kids💥 Register for free at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbus-vegan-festival-tickets-66211545515?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
This book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds. Join fellow vegans as we look for answers and solutions in our continuing quest for a non-violent, healthier world. Group will be from 7-9pm in Pure Joy Studio in Westerville. www.purejoymassage.com. I will provide some vegan snacks, hot tea and water. There is no cost for this book group.
ABOUT POWERARCHY Harvard-educated psychologist and bestselling author Melanie Joy exposes the psychology that underlies all forms of oppression and abuse and the belief system that gives rise to this psychology–which she calls powerarchy. Melanie Joy had long been curious as to why people who were opposed to one or more forms of oppression–such as racism, sexism, speciesism, and so forth–often stayed mired in many others. She also wondered why people who were working toward social justice sometimes engaged in interpersonal dynamics that were unjust. Or why people who valued freedom and democracy might nevertheless vote and act against these values. Where was the disconnect? In this thought-provoking analysis, Joy explains how we’ve all been deeply conditioned by the invisible system of powerarchy to believe in a hierarchy of moral worth–to view some individuals and groups as either more or less worthy of moral consideration–and to treat them accordingly. Powerarchy conditions us to engage in power dynamics that violate integrity and harm dignity, and it creates unjust power imbalances among social groups and between individuals. Joy describes how powerarchies–both social and interpersonal–perpetuate themselves through cognitive distortions, such as denial and justification; narratives that reinforce the belief in a hierarchy of moral worth; and privileges that are granted to some and not others. She also provides tools for transformation. By illuminating powerarchy and the psychology it creates, Joy helps us to work more fully toward transformation for ourselves, others, and our world. Join fellow vegans as we look for answers and solutions in our continuing quest for a non-violent, healthier world. We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at Pure Joy Studio at Pure Joy Massage & Yoga. Group will be from 7-9pm in Pure Joy Studio in Westerville. www.purejoymassage.com. I will provide some vegan snacks, hot tea and water. There is no cost for this book group.