So this is a two-part meet up and all of you are welcome to do the first, or the second, or both. There's a talk on "Ethical Eating Choices" at the First Universalist Unitarian Church at noon, but before that some of us will be meeting for brunch at Mother's Cafe. The two places are less than two miles apart. Make sure you read all the details below:
At 10am, Mother's Cafe opens for brunch, so if you'd like to join us there before the talk, you'll definitely want to be there at 10am (or earlier) since brunch is very popular. It's not likely we'll all be able to sit together so be prepared to be flexible. This part of the meetup will be rather unorganized.
Then at about 11:45 we'll leave for the First Universalist Unitarian Church (4700 Grover Ave) for the talk, which starts at 12:00 noon and will last for about an hour or so. The speaker is Carol Whitaker, the Ethical Choices Program's Field Educator for Austin, who will speak on "Healthful Eating: Ethical Choices", and how obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases are life-style related. She will discuss the connection between diet and health and describe ways that informed dietary choices can help prevent or relieve diseases.
The Ethical Choices Program seeks to inform individuals, especially students, of the importance of being informed and understanding the power and influence they have to make the world a better place through food choices. The program helpS individuals make thoughtful and responsible plant-based food choices that benefit their health, the planet, and other living creatures. Ms. Whitaker 's love of the natural world, years of community service to help environmental causes and her personal health struggles led her to uncover the connections between human health, the environment, and animal ethics.