April is Festival Time!

Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

It looks like April is going to be a busy month for getting out and celebrating with my fellow vegans (and vegan wanna-bees).

I already told you about the Conscious Eating Conference in Berkeley on April 4 – with some fabulous speakers.

Now there are two more dates to add to your calendar.

April 19, the Berkeley Vegan Earth Day will happen from 9:30am to 3:00pm. The speakers are nutritionists, animal activists, doctors and chefs, including Dr. Alan Goldhamer of True North and Keegan Kuhn co-director of Cowspiracy.

Spend the day listening to educational and earth-friendly talks and panel discussions, or wonderful food demos. There will also be vendors selling vegan products and activist groups to connect with.

Not to be outdone by its East Bay neighbor, Oakland is planning a Veg Week!

Oakland Veg WeekSome of the details are still being finalized, but there is something for everyone.

The movie on Tuesday will be Forks Over Knives followed by Q&A with a health coach and vegan athletes. Thursday is a Vegan Bar Crawl and Friday join the Youth Hip Hop Green Dinners for an event. The Veg Fest on Saturday will take place at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater – more details to come, but there will be lots of free food samples. Sunday’s event is a bus ride to Animal Place farm animal sanctuary in Grass Valley.

The Friday and Sunday events are by invitation only. Visit the site for more details.

I love living in the Bay Area and having these great events happening. It’s going to be a great spring. See you at the events.

Conscious Eating Conference 2015

Conscious Eating Conference 2015

The United Poultry Concerns’ Fourth Annual Conscious Eating Conference takes place April 4 in Berkeley, CA from 9:00am-5:00pm. The admission is $15, which includes a vegan lunch.

I went to this conference last year and it was wonderful. Great speakers, excellent food and passionate organizations there to provide information.

This year’s conference features many great speakers, including a former undercover investigator of factory farms; Kim Sturla, the Executive Director of Animal Place sanctuary; Victoria Moran, author of 12 books including Main Street Vegan (I listen to her Main Street Vegan podcasts often); Katie Cantrell, founder of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition; and of course, Karen Davis, the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns.

This conference is a wonderful way to find out about the latest news about veganism and animal activism. See you there.

Also, it’s not too early to mark your calendars for the 2015 Sonoma County Veg Fest, August 15 in Santa Rosa.