Celebrate WORLD VEGAN MONTH
Saturday November 17 2007, 1pm – 4pm
Bart Potenza and Joy Pierson host a special meal at
Candle 79 154 E 79TH New York NY 10021
Speakers:Cost to attend $85.00, Full-time students: $50
Freya Dinshah—American Vegan Society (AVS) president
Dr. Milton Mills—Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Roberta Schiff—comedian, Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society
Pamela Rice—author, founder NYC’s Viva Vegie Society
Leif Erich--classical guitar
American Vegan Society promotes World VEGAN Day & Month in the United States to educate people about the vegan lifestyle. As a vehicle to promote veganism each year through outreach events and the media, we hope that World VEGAN Day & Month will help make the word "vegan" a household term that is universally recognized as meaning love and compassion for all living beings.
World VEGAN Day & Month is also about celebrating what it means to be vegan. Veganism enables people to live in balance with all of Earth's creatures and promotes freedom from exploitation for animals. Animal agriculture is cruel and violent toward the chickens, cows, pigs and other creatures used to make meat, milk, and eggs.
During World VEGAN Day & Month, we encourage people to become conscious of what—and who—they are eating, the effect their eating habits have on the world, and that there is a non-violent, healthful alternative.
Baby Arugula with roasted beets, shaved fennel and a vanilla balsamic vinaigrette
Roasted Butternut Squash with caramelized pears
Entrée Choice of:
Porcini Tofu with sautéed French beans, shallots, celeriac puree and a wild mushroom sauce
Rosemary Pecan Crusted Seitan with potato gratin, garlic sauteed baby spinach and a truffled cauliflower sauce
Dessert Choice of
Old Fashioned Apple Pie with dulce de leche ice cream
Mexican Chocolate Cake with vanilla soup, ancho chocolate sauce and cinnamon ice cream
(Menu subject to change.)
Drinks available at extra charge
Make reservations by phone, fax, or mail with:
American Vegan Society
PO Box 369
Malaga NJ 08328
Phone 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288
Join us for a sophisticated gourmet dining experience, and exciting program, in good company at this great restaurant.
Candle 79, "Best Vegetarian Restaurant 2007" —Zagat
Make your reservations by November 1 2007; thereafter phone for seating availability.
May 27 2007
American Vegan Society 47th Annual Meeting
at the society’s headquarters in Malaga NJ
A noontime outdoor lunch will be followed by the educational program. The society’s bookroom will be open for sales from 11 am to 5 pm.
A short membership meeting to include election of trustees will be held mid-afternoon.
The lunch menu will celebrate South Jersey farmers and gardeners. It features freshly-picked locally-grown and wild foods: Asparagus with Carrot-Herb Dressing, Nettle-Spinach Puree, Potato Salad, Veggie Burgers, Mushroom-Onion Gravy, Minted Peas, and Vegan Cheeze & Crackers, Carob-Sponge Cake with Strawberries and Vanilla–Pear-Cashew Cream, Herb Tea. Reservations required. Suggested donation $15.
A Meeting of the Council of American Vegan Society will be held at 9 am Monday May 28 2007. Members are welcome to attend.
Stu Chaifetz will speak on Wildlife Issues in New Jersey. He is the author of numerous reports on hunting and wildlife, and has appeared in many television and radio debates on these matters. Currently, he is the Director of the Animal Protection PAC, a new political organization designed to bring together people who love animals and forge them into a powerful political force.
Dr. Barbara Ellicott, a speech pathologist and psychologist, will give a personal testimonial on how she has overcome illness and injury through exercise and a vegan diet.
May 29 2005
45th Convention of American Vegan Society
Caryn Hartglass: How Lifestyles Affect the Environment
Caryn is executive director of EarthSave International, a singer, and chemical engineer by profession. See www.earthsave.org/esboard
Milton Mills MD: Human Physiology and Healthful Eating
Dr. Mills co-authored the report Racial and Ethnic Bias in U.S. Dietary Guidelines for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (www.pcrm.org)
See American Vegan 5-1
May 30 2004
44th Convention of American Vegan Society
at the society’s headquarters in Malaga NJ
Joel Fuhrman MD: The Greatest Diet on Earth
See American Vegan 4-2, also www.drfuhrman.com
Sarah Summerville: Unexpected Wildlife Refuge and its Beavers
See American Vegan 4-2, also www.unexpectedwildliferefuge.org
November 1 2003, World Vegan Day
Nutritionists Bob Leroy and KC McQuillan headlined our celebrations and open house at the Kind Café, 724 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19123 (www.kindcafe.com). Account appears in American Vegan 3-3, Winter 2004
May 25 2003.
43rd Convention of American Vegan Society
at the Society's Headquarters in Malaga New Jersey
Dr. Michael Greger (www.veganMD.org):
Maximizing Vegetarian Nutrition:
Just because you're eating vegan does not necessarily mean you're
Linda Runyon (www.wildfoodcompany.com):
Wild Foods: Identifying, gathering and preparing free food
See American Vegan 3-2, Summer 2003.
Vesanto Melina RD MS spoke in South Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington
See American Vegan 3-1 Spring 2003 and meet Vesanto at www.nutrispeak.com.
May 26, 2002
42nd Annual Convention of the American Vegan Society at the Society's
headquarters in Malaga NJ
The featured speaker was Pamela Rice (Viva Vegie Society, New York
City) who addressed The Environmental Impact of the Meat Centered
Diet, and Subsidies to the Meat Industry. For a report and more
information see American Vegan 2-2 Fall 2002 and www.vivavegie.org.
February 15, 16, 17, 2002
International Scientific Conference on Chinese Plant Based Nutrition
and Cuisine, Philadelphia Set of 4 VHPS Video cassettes, $15
Speakers were: Howard Lyman LLD, Johnetta Frazier MA, T. Colin Campbell
PhD, Rynn Berry Author, Rui Hai Liu MD,PhD, Bryanna Clark Grogan
Author, Robert Cohen Author, Lawrence Kushi ScD, Joel Fuhrman MD,
Charles Chen, Yin Sion "Sally" Ian for Sui Kwan Tseng,
Antonia Demas PhD, Cyndi Reeser MPH, RD, LD, William Sciarappa MS,
Rabbi David Seed, and James Oswald EdD, Gwen Foster, MPH, CHES
May 26 and 27, 2001
41st Annual Convention of the American Vegan Society
at the Society's headquarters in Malaga New Jersey
Featured speaker was Robert Cohen who talked about Dangers in Dairy.
July 11, 2000
40th Annual Convention of the American Vegan Society Toronto
(It was held during the 34th World Vegetarian Congress sponsored
by International Vegetarian Union www.ivu.org and hosted by Toronto
Vegetarian Association www.veg.ca)
H. Jay Dinshah was honored in a program titled Looking Back Before
Written report in Ahimsa Volume 41 Number 4 (October/December 2000)
Video TC-01 (1 hour 46 minutes) $12
July 28 to August 1, 1999
39th Annual AVS Convention, Boulder Colorado
Highlights in Ahimsa Volume 40 Number 4 (October/December 1999)
including photos of Fashion with Compassion Show
Convention Videos, all 10 $69. Single videos $12 (7 lecture, 3 cooking)
The First Veggie Pride Parade in America was held on May 18, 2008 in Greenwich Village, New York, NY
From pre-event listing: The procession will begin at 12 Noon in the Old Meat District. It will culminate in Washington Square Park (Eastern end), with a festival of rock music, speakers and exhibitors (including American Vegan Society).
Email: Info or call 212-242-0011.
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FOOD, ETHICS, & THE ENVIRONMENT, was held November 16 and 17, 2006 in New Jersey at Princeton University.
The conference explored the broad and compelling issues and ethical dilemmas surrounding food production in the United States and the choices individuals make regarding the food they eat.
- How industrial food production systems affect the environment, including such issues as water pollution, biodiversity and global warming.
- Comparison of locally grown and organic foods versus large scale industrial food production systems.
- Concern for the welfare of animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products. Issues for institutions of scale, (e.g. universities), regarding food choices.
- Marion Nestle (What to Eat)
- Peter Singer (The Way We Eat; Why Our Food Choices Matter)
- Michael Pollan (Omnivore's Dilemma)
- Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation)
- Paul Shapiro (HSUS Factory Farming Campaign).
An archived version is available for viewing here.