You may remember a post I wrote last year titled “10 Ways to be a Kick-Ass Vegan.” Number nine on that list was “Give a talk,” something about which I said: “Here’s one I’ve been meaning to work up the nerve to do for a while now. Ideally, I’d like to find a group of young or beginning vegetarians to talk to about veganism, like a high school or college animal rights group.” Well, I’m finally taking that step and doing my first AR-themed talk.
The talk will be titled, “Why Isn’t Everybody Vegan?” and will focus on the multitude of reasons that people use for not changing their diet and lifestyle, even if it may be completely in line with their ethical beliefs. It’s part of Animal Rights Week at the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA), which is an ambitious week of outreach by a new and small (but dedicated) Animal Rights Club at UMW.
It just so happens that UMW is my alma mater
and being the talk will be in my major’s building, so this talk should be extra fun. Here are the details:
Why Isn’t Everybody Vegan?
When you make the transition to veganism, it’s hard not to be
enthusiastic about it. It all seems so right and obvious and you
begin to wonder why everyone else isn’t making the same connection.
This talk will look at the reasons people aren’t vegan (“It’s too
extreme,” “I love cheese too much,” etc.) and how to counter those arguments in others (or yourself).
Where: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA (
Trinkle HallMonroe Hall, room TBA)
When: Wednesday April 9, 2008; 6pm
What else?: There’ll be food. So come, eat something, and listen to me blabber on about why veganism is the greatest thing since sliced (vegan) bread.
More info: The event’s Facebook page
If you’re in the area, come on by and say hi. I’ll be the nervous one at the front of the room.