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Maria Valarie T.

Event Organizer

Location:

Greensboro, NC

Member since:

September 9, 2009

What brought you to our group?

I was organizer of this group for many years, up until fall of 2015, and then started another group. I am now wanting to contribute as an event organizer; if you look at the history of this group you will see the many events that my husband, Will, and I have hosted for this growing community over the years.

What brought you to our group?

Initially I was looking for like minded folks, but I became aware that not all vegans are necessarily also genuinely interested in a broader spectrum of peace and justice issues, so I started another group in order to develop a vegan community of friends who are really interested in looking at intersectional issues and want to work in that multifaceted arena. I am taking on the role of an event organizer with this group in order to help people here know about activities and opportunities that we are involved with that may interest some of them as well.

How long have you been vegan/vegetarian/interested in either?

I have been vegan since 2007 and vegetarian before that for over 20 yrs. I have 4 vegan kids (all grown up) who finally convinced me to go vegan and now I don't understand why it took me so long! I also have three vegan grand-kids and my mother is vegetarian.

Introduction

It's nice to be with people who are not threatened by my diet.


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