Vegetarian Epiphanies: From Realization to Changing Eating Habits
May
28
to May 29

Vegetarian Epiphanies: From Realization to Changing Eating Habits

Understood in a secular sense, "epiphany" refers to a moment of powerful insight that brings new understanding—flash of revelation with lasting consequences. The term can aptly describe some experiences of vegetarian awakening. "Epiphanies" of this sort seem to have multiplied in Western countries in recent years, as exemplified by French Veggie Pride, Paul McCartney's British Meat Free Monday, the American documentaries Earthlings and Cowspiracy, and in the ever-expanding range of plant-based meat alternatives found in Western supermarkets.

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Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism
Feb
21
6:45 PM18:45

Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism

Activist and independent researcher Syl Ko is speaking at UCSB to address feminism, decolonization, speciesism, and racism in relation to animal ethics. In this talk that is both provocative and astute, Syl Ko discusses the consequences of our consideration to animality with an intersectional lens. The lecture will be followed by a complimentary vegan buffet (courtesy of the VS@UCSB team), featuring vegan cheeses courtesy of Miyoko’s.

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Victoria Moran - Vegans on Main Street - Humanity, Health, and Hope
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Victoria Moran - Vegans on Main Street - Humanity, Health, and Hope

  • UCSB University Center - Flying A Studios (map)
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Come hear esteemed author, blogger, internationally acclaimed speaker, teacher & heartfelt presenter, Victoria Moran, who will be providing inspiration, insights and guidance to those who would like to learn how to successfully navigate the newly emerging mainstream veganism.

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Eminent Vegan Physician: Dr. Michael Klaper
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Eminent Vegan Physician: Dr. Michael Klaper

  • UCSB, Life Sciences Building, Room 1001 Santa Barbara (map)
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UCSB Vegan Studies is extremely proud to present Michael Klaper, MD, a practicing physician for over 40 years and a respected authority and internationally acclaimed speaker on diet and health. Dr. Klaper delivers important information on optimum human nutrition with humor and wit. His presentation will be FREE and open to the public. Following his talk, there will be a Q&A and a complimentary vegan buffet (courtesy of the VS@UCSB team), featuring vegan cheeses courtesy of Miyoko’s.

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Animals and Nonviolence in South Asian Religious Traditions
May
16
3:30 PM15:30

Animals and Nonviolence in South Asian Religious Traditions

A presentation by Jonathan Dickstein (PhD student - UCSB)

This talk provides an overview of the South Asian religious landscape and the location and status of nonhuman animals therein. It addresses the largely pan-Indic ethic of ahiṃsā (non-harming), how it is understood by these traditions, and to whom it extends and to what degree. Is the ethic of non-harming reconcilable with animal manipulation, slaughter, or consumption?

 

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The Standard American Diet and Its Ecological Impact
May
9
3:30 PM15:30

The Standard American Diet and Its Ecological Impact

A presentation by Professor David Cleveland (UCSB)

Professor Cleveland is currently researching the potential for agrifood system localization and diet change, to improve nutrition, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote food and climate justice, in California, the US, and globally. His latest book is Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture (2014, University of California Press).

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Gene Baur: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Gene Baur: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

Gene Baur has been hailed as the "conscience of the food movement" by Time Magazine. As the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization, Gene has worked tirelessly to combat the abuses of factory farming and promote compassionate vegan living.

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