At the beginning of November, I was in Adelaide for the first 2-day vegan event, Vegan Festival Adelaide. I've been attending this event since the first one in 2008, and as it was Grace Love's last hurrah before her festival retirement, I was excited to attend. If anyone can make a 2-day vegan event work, it's Grace! I gave the last of my Ethics Beyond the Plate talk, and was on the Cruelty Free Super stall the rest of the time.
Here's the blurb:
With the mainstream media watering down the meaning of veganism with it's dietary, fitness and weight-loss focus, is the vegan movement losing its core ethics? There are many reasons and benefits to go - and stay - vegan. Including the environment, labour rights, human rights, animal rights, ethics, feminism, and other intersectionality issues. How can we learn from other social justice movements to move forward in a more inclusive and intersectional way? If more people stay vegan long-term due to ethical reasons, how can we promote consciousness-raising, non-oppression, non-objectification, and anti-consumerism for and beyond the vegan lifestyle?
Find out more about how we can work together as vegans and activists to promote inclusivity, learn from other movements, and lead by example to promote compassion to ALL we encounter. Learn how to become a more effective activist and make these much-needed changes with Leigh-Chantelle's Ethics Beyond the Plate talk.
Here's the Video:
Comedian David Quirk did my introduction, and after my talk we had DJs playing, so there was a LOT of dancing!
Thanks to all who came to my speaking events this year - look forward to another great year of vegan education.
Also check out my interview with David Coles:
- Published: 22 December 2016
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