This group connects your passion for animals, people and the planet with opportunities to become an "everyday activist" in all that you do. We will meet to offer support and camaraderie and learn how to achieve optimal health and wellness through plant-based whole foods, ideally with the intention of inspiring others to join our community. Our get togethers may include discussions of inspirational and educational books and documentaries, vegan potlucks and recipe swaps, health and wellness lectures, cooking workshops, film screenings, garden tours, outdoor activities and hikes, meditation and yoga techniques, and vegan dining out. If you're not yet vegan but moving along the plant-based path, this group will assist you in your journey. All events are strictly vegan, which means no animal products (meat, eggs, dairy, honey, fish, etc.) will be served or eaten out of respect for the animals and the ethical beliefs of members. Please also adhere to a policy of No Solicitation of personal business or other matters from which you may benefit personally. This is an informational and social group intended to build community. It is not for business networking, sales opportunities, or a dating service. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated. Events are for members who are respectful of each other, and anyone who violates the rules will be permanently removed.
The Vegan Book Club is meeting online for now via Zoom. You can join from a mobile phone, computer, or tablet. I will post the link as we get closer to the event.
We will be discussing
How to Be an Antiracist
by vegan author Ibram X. Kendi, and
Chapter One from our Project Book for the year: Protest Kitchen by Carol Adams and Virginia Messina.
Optional homework: prepare a recipe from the Protest Kitchen chapter—we will compare notes.
You can sign in starting at 2:50 PM.
About the book:
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.