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Santa Barbara Vegan Meetup brings together regional vegans, vegetarians and the veg-curious for fun, food, information sharing, and socializing. We encourage ALL to join us and for committed vegans to bring vegetarians and omnivores to our events in order to expose them to the joys of all things plant-based....with an emphasis on exploring the incredible world of the vegan cupcake (ok, maybe that's just me).

Please keep in mind that our potluck dishes contain NO animal products whatsoever: this includes meats, eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, butter and honey.

This is a group of varying backgrounds, lifestyles, knowledge and commitment. As a whole, we encourage first and foremost: compassionate tolerance. We understand the fact that everyone is on their own individual path. At the same time our goal is to keep the discussion and spread of information regarding the benefits of a plant-based diet alive and at the forefront. Those benefits include environmental, health related, social, and animal welfare issues. We encourage participation by all in the dialogue! Join us!

Upcoming events (2)

VEGAN FILM NIGHT: THIRD TRY FOR "THE END OF MEAT"

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With a new DVD player, a laptop, and an operator other than Yours Truly to help out, "The End of Meat" is being re-scheduled yet again--this time for Friday evening, July 19th. "The End of Meat" is a new film by a German filmmaker that asks the question, What effects would a post-meat world have on the environment, the animals, and ourselves? Ranging widely, the filmmaker--Marc Pierschel--talks to vegan leaders in Germany, visits a fully vegetarian city in India, and observes future food innovators making meat and dairy without animals and harvesting "bacon" from the ocean. "The End of Meat" reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a plant-based diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society. NB. This is not a potluck, so please eat before you come! Water will be available. Location to be announced. Directions will be sent the day before the film (on Thursday, July 18th.) To receive the directions, be sure your Messages and Notifications in the top right-hand corner have a green circle beside them, which means they are turned on. You can access them under your "Profile," also in the upper right corner of the screen. Your e-mail address is encrypted, and your privacy will not be invaded! Also, be sure that the email address you are checking is the same one you have given to Meetup. And finally, be sure to check your spamfilter if no directions arrive on July 18th.

MIDSUMMER SUNDAY EVENING VEGAN POTLUCK

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Spend a relaxing midsummer Sunday evening with fellow vegans and others interested in a vegan lifestyle. Bring a completely plant-based dish for 10-12--free of all animal foods and animal products, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, dairy, butter, yogurt, honey, sugar (which is made with bone char), and products that contain any of these ingredients. Organic ingredients are strongly encouraged, and so are home-made dishes. We welcome gluten-free and raw options. There is a small kitchen in which you can warm or chill food. However, because of the limited space, please do NOT plan to slice fruit or other items, or make drinks, in the kitchen. WHAT TO BRING IN ADDITION TO FOOD Bring plate, utensils, napkins, etc., and also bring a list of ingredients in your dish to be displayed beside it. IMPORTANT TO KNOW Limit of 2 guests per member, as our space is limited. Location to be announced. Directions will be sent the evening before the potluck (on Saturday, July 20th). To receive the directions, be sure your Messages and Notifications in the top right-hand corner have a green circle beside them, which means they are turned on. You can access them under your "Profile," also in the upper right corner of the screen. Your e-mail address is encrypted, and your privacy will not be invaded! Also: No animals allowed unless they are service animals. Service animals must be leashed at all times and are not allowed on furniture.

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