• Movie Screening: "Eating Animals" + Free Snacks
    First Showtime: Saturday Nov 10 at 7:00 PM Doors open @ 6:30pm. Come early for FREE samples of vegan desserts and beverages by 7Vegans_HI, Shortcakes Hawaii and Shaka Tea! At 8:30pm, after the movie, join us for a post-screening discussion about food sustainability and animal rights. Panel of Speakers from the Good Food Movement, Animal Liberation Oahu and Animal Rights Hawai'i. Price: General Admission: $12 (Museum members: $10) Movie Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-z4Mpql6Ls You can purchase tickets at the theater on day of, or can buy in advance here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/films/17288-eating_animals Additional Showtimes on Sunday Nov 11, 2018 at: 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM About the Film: Directed by Christopher Quinn. USA. 2017. 95 min. How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Christopher Quinn (God Grew Tired of Us), Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

    Doris Duke Theatre

    900 S Beretania St · Honolulu, HI

  • Imagine a Vegan World: NEW Monday Kilauea Rec Center Get-together!
    Please join Imagine a Vegan World members for our first regular meeting at our new meeting place in Kaimuki. We are very excited to have found a new home and hope our old members will return and also that many new members will benefit from our caring and supportive group. IVW is a beaming, vibrant branch of the Vegan-Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, who love our lives, and believe every creature feels the same about their own. The goal and focus of our group is to share and support each person's grander vision of a happy, healthy, whole, plant-based lifestyle and a compassionate world for all beings. We will be meeting in the same Kaimuki location first and third Mondays of each month until further notice, with possible exceptions around holidays or other conflicting events. Unless otherwise announced, the first Monday of each month will be a regular meeting and the Third Monday a potluck. All meetings will be posted on Meetup. We come together to bask in wonderful company, stories, and discussions. Non-vegans are welcome. Regardless of our culture, we respect each other's differences and see them as compliments to the vegan variety. Note: This first Monday regular IVW meeting replaces the meeting we have been holding prior to the VSH monthly lectures at the Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse. Nonetheless, we strongly encourage all IVW members to attend the informative monthly VSH lectures by well-known national and local plant-based experts. In addition, the IVW Kaka'ako monthly potlucks are being superseded by the third Monday potlucks in Kaimuki.

    Kilauea District Park

    4109 Kilauea Ave · Honolulu

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  • Imagine a Vegan World: First Potluck in Kaimuki!
    Imagine a Vegan World hosts are happy to announce we have found a new meeting place in the Kilauea Rec Center and will be kicking off with a potluck party on Oct 15! Please bring a whole food, plant-based dish big enough for several people. If you do not have time to prepare something, please plan to pick up something from Whole Foods, Down to Earth, or any nearby supermarket. It doesn't have to be fancy or costly. For example, fresh cut fruits or cut vegetable sticks with hummus, vegan cookies, mochi from Peace Cafe, wink-wink!! Please note that all attendees are reminded to bring his/her own plate and eating utensils, napkin, water, etc. Also remember to bring serving utensils for your shared dish.

    Kilauea District Park

    4109 Kilauea Ave · Honolulu

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  • VegFest Oahu Festival - Celebrate. Learn. Taste.
    VegFest Oahu is a celebration of island-style plant-based, sustainable living. The free festival brings together more than 50 booths offering education, food, and entertainment. Activities include: plant-based cooking demos by expert chefs; speakers on health and environmental topics; a mouthwatering variety of vegan vendors offering ethnic dishes, local favorites, and comfort foods; yoga and dance classes; lots of free product sampling; and continuous live music. Come meet friendly people and discover the many island resources that support plant-based living. Free Entry and Parking. PLEASE join our Volunteer Teams, all the details and sign-up forms here: https://vegfestoahu.com/volunteer/ Menu highlights include: ‘ulu nachos, jackfruit taco salad, tempeh katsu, falafel platter, teriyaki soba noodles, deep fried ‘ulu, indian curries, savory waffles, ice cream sandwiches, vegan soft serve, açaí bowls, local brew Kombucha. COME HUNGRY! Check out our Lineup: Inspirational Speakers: https://vegfestoahu.com/presenters/ Expert Chef Cooking Demos: https://vegfestoahu.com/chef-cooking-demos-vegan/ Music Bands: https://vegfestoahu.com/music/ Food and Vendor Booths: https://vegfestoahu.com/booth-lineup/ Schedule: https://vegfestoahu.com/schedule/ Our Lead Sponsor is Down to Earth Organic & Natural. Additional Sponsors are: Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Sustain Hawaii, Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, SKY Kombucha, The Naughty Vegan Studio, Vegans Rock Apparel, ‘Ekahi Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, Pono Home, Hoku Coffee, The Good Vibe Center. Join our mailing list to stay updated with the latest festival news and volunteer opportunities: http://eepurl.com/b3ODir VegFest Oahu’s mission is to offer the community a fun filled opportunity to experience about the powerful benefits of choosing plant-based foods and lifestyle to: increase and maintain good health, contribute to a solution for climate change, and encourage compassion for animal welfare. We offer tools and inspiration to make following a plant-based diet easier and to build a supportive and engaged local, plant-based community. The plant-based foods industry contributes $13.7 billion annually to the U.S. economy. It’s a foodie revolution led by public concerns about health care costs, disease rates, and a growing realization about the food industry’s link to climate change.

    Frank Fasi Civic Grounds

    558 S. King Street · Honolulu, hi

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  • VSH Dine-Out at Bodhi Tree Meditation Center to honor Michael Klaper, MD
    You're invited to enjoy an abundant and delicious vegan buffet dinner at the Bodhi Tree Meditation Center, 654 N. Judd Street, Honolulu, HI. This event is hosted by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii to honor VSH's October 2018 lecturer and guest of honor, Michael Klaper, MD. Note: There is no lecture at this event...nothing planned, although Dr. Klaper sometimes gives an impromptu speech. Vegan Vietnamese Cuisine - Buffet Style. Cost is $19.00, Cash Only (all inclusive.) Exact change appreciated. Pay when you arrive, before being seated. VSH does not receive any money from this event. ALL proceeds go to the meal providers. Advance Reservations needed: The chef needs an accurate head count to purchase and prepare the right amount of food and avoid waste. To reserve, please text or call Carol before 9pm at (808)[masked] (in case Meetup blurs out some of the number, it's 808-Seven[masked].) Please try to get your reservations to me by October 8th...food is purchased fresh. Directions and Parking: The Bodhi Tree Meditation Center is in a residential neighborhood. From Liliha turn Northwest on N. Judd Street. Just where Judd takes a strong left turn, look for the driveway on the right and get ready to go uphill. There should be enough parking if we don't leave wide spaces between cars. Parking on nearby Mahalo Street or Judd Street is also a possibility. About our guest of honor: Michael A. Klaper, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at University of British Columbia teaching hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California at San Francisco. He has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand. Far more fulfilling to him is his current practice, focusing on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people prevent the need for hospitalization and surgery. A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars. He makes the latest information on health and nutrition available through his website, DoctorKlaper.com, where visitors can find the numerous videos and DVDs he has produced, as well subscribe to his free newsletter, “Medicine Capsule.” While you're here, mark your calendar: On Tuesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. Dr. Klaper will be speaking for VSH on "Nutrition-Based Medicine: The Key to Healing in the 21st Century" at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse at 404 Kapahulu Avenue (to get to the clubhouse, from Kapahulu Ave. enter a long driveway between the golf course and the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, and continue until you see the clubhouse at the end of the driveway).

    Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

    654 N Judd St · Honolulu

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  • Nutrition-Based Medicine by Michael Klaper, MD
    Nutrition-Based Medicine: The Key to Healing in the 21st Century Obesity, clogged arteries, Type-2 diabetes, many cancers and autoimmune diseases -- in fact, most of the chronic diseases that absorb most of the time, energy and finances in the health care system, are driven largely by the Standard American Diet, which is laden with an excess of animal-based products, refined carbohydrates and processed oils, along with many other adulterants. Changing to truly health-supporting food choices predictably results in dramatic improvement - if not complete resolution - of these fearsome diseases. Dr. Klaper will explain the (mal)nutrition-based pathophysiology of these common maladies, and present practical (and tasty) methods for instituting food choices that can effectively ameliorate these fearsome diseases! This Lecture sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii is free and open to the Public. About our Speaker: Michael A. Klaper, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at University of British Columbia teaching hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California at San Francisco. He has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand. Far more fulfilling to him is his current practice, focusing on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people prevent the need for hospitalization and surgery. A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars. He makes the latest information on health and nutrition available through his website, DoctorKlaper.com, where visitors can find the numerous videos and DVDs he has produced, as well subscribe to his free newsletter, “Medicine Capsule.”

    Ala Wai Palladium Golf Course Clubhouse, 2nd Floor

    404 Kapahulu Ave · Honolulu, HI

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  • Imagine a Vegan World: Get-together before the Vegetarian Society lecture!
    Please join Imagine a Vegan World members for a casual discussion before the monthly Vegetarian Society of Hawaii lecture presentation. Note: This will be IVW's final meeting at Ala Wai Golf clubhouse prior to the VSH monthly lecture, as we have found a new venue, at the Kilauea Rec Center, and welcome you to join us 1st and 3rd Mondays beginning with our Oct 15 potluck (please see Meetup for specifics). IVW is a beaming, vibrant branch of the Vegan-Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, who love our lives, and believe every creature feels the same about their own. The goal and focus of our group is to share and support each person's grander vision of a happy, healthy, whole, plant-based lifestyle and a compassionate world for all beings. We come together to bask in wonderful company, stories, and discussions. We also actively promote vegan awareness at community events such as Oahu VegFest. Non-vegans are welcome. Regardless of our culture, we respect each other's differences and see them as compliments to the vegan variety.

    Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse

    404 Kapahulu Ave. · Honolulu, HI

  • Imagine a Vegan World: Potluck in Kaka'ako!
    Please bring a whole food, plant-based dish big enough for several people. If you do not have time to prepare something, please plan to pick up something from Whole Foods, Down to Earth, Foodland Farms (located nextdoor in Ala Moana Center), etc. It doesn't have to be fancy or costly. For example, fresh cut fruits or cut vegetable sticks with hummus, vegan cookies, mochi from Peace Cafe, wink-wink!! Please note: -If you do not bring a dish, a donation of $10 is suggested. All regular members are reminded to bring his/her own plate and eating utensils. -In the event of heavy rain, the potluck may be cancelled, as the courtyard is not covered. If so, we will announce by 5pm that day. -Please be sincere with your RSVP, as there is a maximum capacity for the room (last time, we had many no-shows). *********IVW is searching for additional (no-cost) venues to hold its meetings/potlucks. Please let us know if you have a good candidate************

    Tea Boss

    88 Piikoi St · Honolulu, HI

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  • Peace Cafe dineout to honor VSH speaker Milton Mills, MD. Prepay/RSVP a must.
    Join the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii for our dine-out on Wednesday September 12th, 6-8pm in the warm rustic ambiance of the Peace Cafe, Moiliili, Honolulu, HI. Our Vegan Dinner will include: Delicious Miso Soup with veggies, Mochi Cake for dessert and choice of one entree: 1) Barbecue Tempeh Plate served with coleslaw, green salad, brown rice and corn bread (Gluten Free.) 2) Peace Sampler - brown rice, hijiki, tofu scramble, yuzu carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, mung beans, poke, nori flakes, avocado, mixed greens, alfalfa sprouts, TVP, sesame kale, and house dressing. (Gluten Free) 3) Heart & Seoul with tofu, bi bim bap, yuzu carrots, sesame kale, bean sprouts, and miso dressing. (Gluten Free) 4) Tex Mex - tortilla, quinoa, taco TVP, tomatoes, avocado, mixed greens, cilantro, black beans, corn salsa and hot sauce. Coffees and Teas will be available for separate purchase, if you wish. Cost: $25.00 (includes tax and tip.) Reservations Required. Call Peace Cafe at 808-Nine[masked]. Our evening will end promptly at 8pm, when Peace Cafe closes. ALL proceeds go to Peace Cafe (Not To VSH.) Parking: There is a small parking area behind the restaurant and side street parking (metered.) Note: parking along S. King Street is prohibited before 6:30pm and can get you ticketed or towed. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - No Lecture at this Event - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - but don't miss Dr. Mills' lecture, hosted by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii at 7pm on Tuesday September 11th (the day before this dine-out) at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, 2nd Floor in Honolulu. About our Guest of Honor: Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has been the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.​ Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy. He frequently donates his time via practicing at free medical clinics, and travels widely, speaking at hospitals, churches and community centers throughout the country. He was featured in the recent attention-getting film “What the Health,” and will also appear in the upcoming film “The Silent Vegan.”​ A major focus of Dr. Mills’ patient advisement as well as his lecturing, is the use of nutritional measures to reduce the risk of major chronic diseases. He notes that the scientific research literature shows plant-based diets as supporting better overall immune system function, and during work with HIV-positive and AIDS patients at clinics, he’s observed that those who go vegetarian seem to improve, with increased energy and higher T-cell counts. He therefore hopes throughout the future to examine further the relationships between diet and immune functionality, particularly the effects of plant-based eating choices upon outcomes for HIV-positive patients.

    Peace Café

    2239 S. King St. · Honolulu, HI

  • Meat Eating and Mind Games by Milton Mills, MD
    “Meat Eating and Mind Games: How Dressing Up Meat Makes Humans Desire It and Lose Our Health Along the Way, but How We Can Win It Back!” Humans have the anatomy, physiology and palate of herbivores! We naturally love and crave the tastes, textures, colors and varieties of various plant foods. Although we often eat meat, we really don't like it! That’s why we are compelled to change its form, taste and texture to make it acceptable, and palatable. But, as medical science has shown us, meat and other animal foods are detrimental to our long-term health, promote chronic disease and lead to premature death. Learn what our biology and psychology are trying to teach us about who we are as a species, and what we should eat for our health, well-being and longevity, as opposed to what many of us choose to eat out of habit, custom and lack of knowledge! This Lecture sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii is free and open to the Public. About our Speaker: Dr. Milton Mills is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a practicing Critical Care physician in the Washington, DC metro area. Dr. Mills’ compassionate and encompassing worldview has led him to apply his knowledge about preventative healthcare toward the unique challenges of those who are under-served by the mainstream medical model: minority and less affluent populations. In the past Dr. Mills has served as Associate Director of Preventative Medicine for Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and co-authored published articles on the Racial Bias in Federal Nutrition Policy. Dr. Mills is a powerful public speaker, an empathetic healthcare ally, and most importantly a foremost advocate for a whole food, plant-based diet.

    Ala Wai Palladium Golf Course Clubhouse, 2nd Floor

    404 Kapahulu Ave · Honolulu, HI