We are incredibly happy to announce an amazing opportunity for our members.
For our February discussion event, we are partnering with Robert Grillo, director and founder of Free From Harm, and author of the recently released book Farm to Fable (full press release can be found here). Robert will be joining us for our discussion so we may ask our questions and get feedback from him directly.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Why do the vast majority of us continue to consume animals when we could choose otherwise? What are the cultural forces that drive our food choices? These are the fundamental questions Farm to Fable seeks to answer in two ways: by asserting that our beliefs about eating animals remain largely unexamined and therefore unchallenged, and by demonstrating how the fictions of popular culture continually reinforce these beliefs and behaviors. Farm to Fable deconstructs these fictions for those who truly want to know not only where our food comes from, but also why we make the choices that we do. For seasoned animal advocates as well, this book will provide important insights.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert Grillo is an activist, author and speaker. He is the director of Free from Harm, which he founded in 2009 to expose animal agriculture’s impact on non human animals, vulnerable communities and the environment. As a marketing communications professional for over twenty years, Grillo has worked on large food industry accounts through which he acquired a behind-the-scenes perspective on food branding and marketing. Farm to Fable is his first book. He lives in Chicago. For more information, please visit: http://www.freefromharm.org.
WHERE TO BUY:
While book is available from a number of online book sellers (Amazon, B&N, etc), you can also purchase it directly from Vegan Publishers at 25% of the retail price. If you are able to, please support the book's publisher by purchasing it directly at their online store:
• Farm to Fable available from Vegan Publishers
ABOUT THE EVENT:
This will be a unique event in that we will be meeting at a private residence as opposed to our usual meeting location. This has been done in order to allow Robert to meet with us in person for this discussion. As a result, we will not be charging in advance for attendance. We ask that all members please be respectful of their RSVP and make sure it is up-to-date leading up to the event so that all members that choose to can participate. Please message Mauricio directly if you have additional questions.
NEW TO OUR DISCUSSION CLUB?
For those of you new to the group, or looking for details on our bi-monthly book club, you can find our VCBC Guidelines under the Book Club section here. Inside you will find all the info you need if you're looking to get involved!