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NFL player David Carter AKA The 300lb Vegan

  • UCSB North Hall 1006 Santa Barbara, CA (map)
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We’re so excited to welcome NFL player David Carter AKA The 300 Pound Vegan as our guest speaker! Our class will be an open session on this day, so anyone is welcome to join us as we listen to David speak about his journey with veganism and activism for the environment and animal rights. Check out a short bio about him below. We hope to see you there at North Hall 1006 on Tuesday June 6, from 3:30-4:45. Make sure to come early so you can get a seat!

David Carter a UCLA grad was drafted into the NFL in 2011 to the Arizona Cardinals. In his third season after being released from the Dallas Cowboys the physicality of the sport started taking a toll on his body. Looking for answers on how to heal his injuries David sat down to watch the documentary FORKS OVER KNIVES. It was then he decided surprise his vegan wife on Valentines Day with the promise to switch to a compassionate lifestyle overnight. David is now more famously known as The 300 Pound Vegan and is using his platform to be a voice for animals, human health and the planet. Most recently David and his wife Paige have begun focusing on making the AR movement a more inclusive space for people of color. They now consult with non-profit animal rights organizations to help create and execute projects that introduce systemically underserved areas to a plant-based lifestyle.