What we're about

Welcome! Our group is dedicated to providing resources for people who are vegan or interested in becoming vegan.

While you need not be vegan or vegetarian to join this group, please be sincerely interested in learning more about veganism.

If you are interested in a mentor to assist you on your journey, check out the Vegan Mentor Program HERE (https://veganoutreach.org/vegan-mentorship-program/).

Thank you for your interest in our Meetup! We look forward to seeing you soon.

- The Vegetarian Society of Richmond + RVA Vegan volunteers

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Please note that many of our potluck events are sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Richmond(VSR). VSR was founded in 1995 by Lois Angeletti, years before being vegan was as cool + as common as it is today! Please note that most of the VSR potlucks do require a $3 fee to cover the cost of the venue while also supporting the Society’'s expenses including activities and outreach such as the Richmond Vegetarian Festival, the Health Expo, + the Pet Expo.

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Interested in going veg? Check these links out for a bit of inspiration!

Dairy: the real story

http://www.worldofvegan.com/the-dairy-industry/

Chicken in Reverse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd_QRXp4gaY (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSd_QRXp4gaY&h=ATO6lS4WHRG-Q3SmkLp2fcfhde-GfMnULhUAQDF0CFoAB6BvWJsVsebrDwVhs6Nj1McLaQEWwAVDXiSFEqOodimxa1Sts2xcM5k_KbQhQCHZdCmUvkAEnLCGNpRxQ7AB_AxKPEXFUQ&s=1)

Earthlings
http://www.nationearth.com/earthlings-1/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationearth.com%2Fearthlings-1%2F&h=ATN1ymBQ786JrXqwi8vQhJG1IN4yqxXBJgHml0J8_XPJcz5DNMsAk6Iuu1ukGO6KOQYZfmjtJ2b7vxiRpXY-T9jOW6K_JIYJyQbJ4TDOvkWJ-qc5CB5eXeHD_K7CldGQfAknY0AW1w&s=1)

Vegucated
http://www.getvegucated.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.getvegucated.com%2F&h=ATNJlrzbnS985PLpejOiJ85cTrgA4I_LY1UhpmTxUSPt5VGOyfQfUPNsTA4jcUACZzM_g66_sZxAwv2_DrlabSjFlLWEc4-HjFuUJ5sgz_el_OS4oIYP6QlQraTlXkA-EO7k3OBovg&s=1)

I just don't want them to be chopped up!
(If only we all listened to the wisdom of kids.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsaGeAz3TSM

Cowspiracy
http://www.cowspiracy.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cowspiracy.com%2F&h=ATMZE40NyGQJy0ehPCfn6ML6qF93xmTSUTy_m8l1-SRhclOK0rfFCZw2zdCkBqTf2aA_kp4yF4LZddkdn-Mb0b2KvzahWg950P9NnOEHAx8a-6KGoBs9e4nQQqR8dBswhDZqu6buQQ&s=1)

Peaceable Kingdom
http://www.peaceablekingdomfilm.org/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peaceablekingdomfilm.org%2F&h=ATN5AbFEqnv0_Jc0et9zesCIR1HgJsjWK1AkSalpDo6TxQ4L6JZnHCSC23ha0PLjUzqVURCe5RB_6ShjRdZq6OQZrhU8w1UFISiXHZNXVLm2l3AVCjTxKyPCBlZ9XdM3ZPAZES1yEw&s=1)

Food Choices
http://www.foodchoicesmovie.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.foodchoicesmovie.com%2F&h=ATNA54hxZqzqXl1ABAb307e7BMzfJ2Aico7C4qpk-JD-ZSO2sIjc04CXMIwtJC4Z0UhOQGVKdxRHfp4lgNg0Rz25vNEYexDC3Uv6eN_mtMRJ36oYxcA3tk_XQiYeuAG8Xl03eaeYZQ&s=1)

Food, Inc.
http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/index.html (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.takepart.com%2Ffoodinc%2Findex.html&h=ATOBTYSq4GW1uLyXdMgn4CHx86SupSiN3oMAh0kbrKna5EeRr85Vo9fLn24mMX-smAVJN70VDy6cqyTD94ehnsSOU9uUB3f-1gGtavHM8IJ6EP6s4Vj9FYZDBLcm1Mgj9QKWxU-xyg&s=1)

Forks Over Knives
https://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/#gs.SscLtqg (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forksoverknives.com%2Fthe-film%2F%23gs.SscLtqg&h=ATOCufyIYVXmpuW66BSwxRNtRdJIuS_LKmKnikS8IOx2SBd09OAeKfeygxtqV4kG9x987YX6BWofuWUZh15NPIsloh2MTaaEnfMMWO8UJ5_omoHUy5HunoDcDdg4qG9-e_PBXe5PEA&s=1)

Fast Food Nation
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/fastfoodnation/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxsearchlight.com%2Ffastfoodnation%2F&h=ATMuKduj1QjPg7OcytBe5Ozl2Vsg-SQiT9dn9JlHe71B-rMR-FdaJbQhAFg3NiYa56NIa3hgCASLFTLFfAVHv5FcHTYYADvgzQOOZyrNSqMABacTanppTDv2Zlv0RevGvCEm8IoAbw&s=1)

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fatsickandnearlydead.com%2F&h=ATP2ly9aY7LWkAL8UEGzDD_qttyiHoWNtSEaku-bQeYxbZD1s__r9rodLwabgNcovybjk9s5OLAXmzqNQZKuUv54Mz70XXHa4fOgmqQ5r64HcC8DKedQdVbUaKDO9aD-5WLQRXZx1w&s=1)

Best place for news/recipes: One Green Planet
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onegreenplanet.org%2F&h=ATOYzNEe2rUDPvMUqndV3mzjI97bLASGBwZnEn-A3ikz2lqtgcyxJ-eqmmenjGyvpVI3Ei_rRzFD47VnzrmJM51kNvFFNNekI2Ipb2moSMHqFOWtU9_ksiPuneMmKVcH3-V5mQfCiQ&s=1)

Best place for nutrition research:
https://nutritionfacts.org/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fnutritionfacts.org%2F&h=ATP4ZAzwjxnaY1y2X6wXgci-JRRJjUNCr_BjvvGNA1VAlCRKnxb3_kBn1Cs5_EXxIKdu4h2H4-LkzllwM1bNwBuu1-9FrF-_8lmla24x33c9lZLbm05IFPzFBQNJ8JlZtyjDvdkDKg&s=1)

This "counter" quickly shows you the scope of the violence/death.
http://www.adaptt.org/about/the-kill-counter.html

Finally, this one shows how much good you can do.
http://thevegancalculator.com/#calculator (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthevegancalculator.com%2F%23calculator&h=ATPzfmH6uJjBjP7Id-wZ21LJXJ0YBNunXzfTDyaOJUog7Dt7jlBmI4y0gyIVQ3SKyw9-4E3DWSsTbFvPSi5cF9Ch6CR3lFiq7NoX_ixUBiRZGTdyxCVmaD-Wgb8IkKRsmh-SuL9TDA&s=1)

Upcoming events (1)

Our Symphony With Animals By Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H and a potluck

Friends Meeting House

$3.00

Our Symphony With Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies By Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H When: Saturday, August 17th, 2019 Where: Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.) Cost: $3.00 Time: 7:00 p.m. program; 6:00 p.m. potluck About Dr. Aysha Akhtar: Akhtar is double board-certified in both neurology and preventive medicine and has a master’s degree in public health. She is the Deputy Director of the Army’s Traumatic Brain Injury Program. Previously, she worked for the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats of the Food and Drug Administration. She is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, in which she deploys to assist with national public health emergencies. She is also a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and is a consultant editor for The Journal of Animal Ethics. She is the author of Animals and Public Health and lives in Maryland. “Our Symphony with Animals is a beautiful, compassionate, and important book. Dr. Akhtar deftly weaves her personal and professional experiences into the scientific story of how humans are designed to bond with animals--and the cost, to us and to the rest of animate creation, of breaking that bond. Her wonderful book is at once intimate and global, and its message is crucial: empathy with our fellow animals is vital for the health of humans and non-humans alike.”—Sy Montgomery, author of How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals For information email [masked] or see www.vegetarianrichmond.org. Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe or list of ingredients and a VEGAN dish.

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