SOCIAL JUSTICE AND VEGANISM, WITH MONICA CHEN OF FFACoalition.ORG, WED. JUNE 12 AT 6 PM
EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO HELP SAVE ANIMALS, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND OUR OWN HEALTH THROUGH OUR DAILY FOOD CHOICES. THAT is what it is all about!
EVERYONE. Not just those living a privileged lifestyle.
The reality is that there are food deserts in low-income communities of color. HOW CAN THESE DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES BE REACHED AND HELPED?
On Wednesday, June 12 at 6 pm, Monica Chen , National Programs Director of FFACoalition.org, will give a powerful presentation showing what YOU can do to make life-changing difference for those with less advantages than many of us enjoy.
She will show how factory farming disproportionately affects populations of low-income people, especially people of color. Studies have shown that communities of color are more heavily impacted by climate change and the public health crisis. Monica will share these study results with us, and explain why it is true.
Secondly, she will talk about food colonization, how indigenous peoples are being offered the standard Western diet and what effect that is having on their health.
Thirdly, Monica will talk about solutions. What can be done to reach communities of color with the message of veganism? How will they catch the vision of vegan health, and be able to implement it for THEIR families in ways they can afford?
ABOUT THE PRESENTER . . .
Monica Chen is the National Programs Director of FFACoalition.org. Monica has a Master’s in Education and has enjoyed working with students at elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition to classroom teaching, she has worked in residential environmental education, taught sexual health and served as an instructor for the Prison University Project at San Quentin. She currently volunteers her time as a crisis support counselor, and her activism is focused on the interconnectedness of social justice issues.
First, enjoy a FULL COURSE vegan dinner planned by a certified Nutrition Consultant. Yes, dinner includes beverages (multiple) and desserts. ALL vegan. ALL *health-supporting" and ALL you care to eat! Bring a container and take some home with you.
But DO let us know you will be attending, so we can plan how much food to bring!
Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco. Take the elevator to the mezzanine, then follow the signs down the hall to the right.
A full-course vegan dinner. A cutting-edge presentation. For how much? ONLY a fifteen dollar requested donation. We are a small local nonprofit. We are here to serve YOU, not out to make a buck. The nutritionist, and the presenter, are volunteering their time to benefit you and the community. Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.
RSVP to reserve your place. This is a golden opportunity to meet and interact with the National Programs Director of an important nation-wide organization which is helping ALL communities, including the disadvantaged.
RSVP right here. OR email to: [masked] OR call (888)[masked].
See you there!