October 2 ||||| VivaVegie's news, events, alerts
October 2 ||||| VivaVegie's news, events, alerts
VivaVegie seeks editor for this e-letter
Are you a vegetarian-events maven? Are you organized?
Computer-literate? Do you write in complete sentences? Please
consider being VivaVegie's e-letter editor?
Please contact me (mailto:pamela@...) to discuss the
requirements and procedures needed to fulfill this important function
for New York City's premier nonprofit vegetarian group -
Meanwhile, thank you, Laura Heifetz, for compiling this e-letter
today and for keeping current with this vital function of the
VivaVegie Society so impeccably for the last 8 months. You're great!
We are happy for you that you are taking classes at the Natural
Gourmet Cooking School, but know that it means you will have less
time to work for us. We know you're not gone, only that your diligent
volunteer efforts on behalf of our group will be reduced.
Happy World Farm Animals Day. Go to: http://www.wfad.org/
Happy Birthday Mahatma Gandhi
In this issue of VivaVegie's E-mail newsletter:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
-League of Humane Voters
-The Online Regional Vegetarian Guide
-Saturday, October 4: Farm Sanctuary Benefit at Candle 79
-Sunday, October 5: Four-Course Vegan Dinner in Williamsburg
-Wednesday, October 8: International Vegetarian Meetup
-November 7-9: Liberation Now! The National Student Animal Rights Conference
-Saturday, November 15: Healthy Holiday Class at Organic Avenue
-Profile: Lagusta's Luscious Vegetarian home meal delivery service
-Upcoming Events Preview
VivaVegie Web site: http://www.vivavegie.org
League of Humane Voters
The purpose of the League of Humane Voters (LOHV) is to mobilize
public concern for animals through the democratic political process.
The LOHV campaign for the election of candidates for public office
who will work to enact animal rights legislation. Recognizing that
animal exploitation is a political issue and not just a moral one,
the LOHV intends to make animal rights a mainstream political issue
by building support among citizens, activists, political parties,
candidates and elected representatives.
To read more about the LOHV, please visit:
The Online Regional Vegetarian Guide
The Online Regional Vegetarian Guide web site is a nonprofit,
community-maintained resource which aims to provide a comprehensive
listing of vegetarian/ vegan-friendly restaurants, grocers, coffee
The site has been live for several months, and has been slowly
growing with entries for locations in the US and Canada. Anyone can
register an account and start adding new entries, as well as submit
suggestions for existing entries. Users can also rate and review
entries. Entries include a short synopsis about the location, hours
open, price range, and reviews, as well as noting if a place is
vegan, and website links.
This site has a lot of potential, but needs help with updates.
Check out http://www.regveg.org/ and join this community!
Saturday, October 4: Farm Sanctuary Benefit at Candle 79
Join friends and fellow animal advocates at Farm Sanctuary's Benefit
dinner at Candle 79. Enjoy a gourmet, 4-course vegan dinner and help
build Farm Sanctuary's Emergency Rescue and Rehabilitation Centers.
This dinner will be hosted by Gene and Lorri Bauston, Farm Sanctuary
Founders, and the attire is business casual. Candle 79 is the new
location of an old vegetarian favorite, Candle Cafe, located at 154 E
79th St., between 3rd and Lexington, in NYC. The dinner will take
place from 6:30-9, and tickets cost $100 per person.
Please RSVP as soon as possible, at (607) 583-2225 x222, as there is
Sunday, October 5:
A 4-Course Vegan Dinner in Williamsburg
Every Sunday, Chef Matteo prepares and serves compassionate, worldly
fare with emphasis on the freshest organic ingredients, without the
use of any animal products. The menu is changed every week.
Menu for October 5th: Exploring the Bayou
* Creamy Cajun Artichoke Roulade with Spicy Remoulade Slaw
* Baby Spinach and Grilled Corn with Strawberry Vinaigrette and
Toasted Walnuts * Crispy Oyster Mushroom Gumbo with Autumn Greens
* Banana and Pecan Tea Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce
All ingredients are organic. Arrive at 7pm, and dinner is served at
7:30pm. Space is limited, so RSVP at (718)599-5913. For more
information, visit Chef Matteo's web site at
Wednesday, October 8: International Vegetarian Meetup
The next Vegetarian Meetup will take place at Counter restaurant,
located at 105 1st Avenue, at E. 6th St. To attend, join the group
at http://vegetarian.meetup.com, and RSVP. October's meetup agenda
* Why don't 'ethical vegetarians' recruit 'health vegetarians (the
VAST majority of vegetarians) into their groups?
* How important is pure water? Compare sources (bottled, spring,
filtered, tap, in produce).
November 7-9: Liberation Now! The National Student Animal Rights Conference
Liberation Now! is the animal rights movement's biggest national
event dedicated to bringing together students and youth in the
struggle for animal rights. Over 300 young activists and dozens of
the leading organizers and speakers of the animal rights movement
were in attendance at each of the first two conferences - February
2002 in Washington, DC and February 2003 in Berkeley, California. The
upcoming third national student animal rights conference promises to
be even BIGGER in November 2003, as we mark a return to Washington,
Liberation Now! is organized by the Student Animal Rights Alliance -
entirely by volunteers and by youth for youth, the three-day
conference will unite hundreds of young activists to take a leading
role in the animal rights movement and strengthen cooperation and
networking among school, local, and national groups.
The conference's comprehensive program - developed specifically for
young activists, will allow us to connect with each other, learn more
about current campaigns and issues, and develop our organizing skills
to bring back to our schools and communities.
This event costs $20 to register from October 1 through October 23rd,
and $25 thereafter, or at the door.
Please visit http://www.defendanimals.org/libnow/ to see more
information about Liberation Now!
Saturday, November 15: Healthy Holiday Class at Organic Avenue
Mark Your Calendar for a real raw treat! Enzyme Rich Comfort Food for
the Holidaze! Wow your friends and family! Get ideas for healthy
holiday gifts too!!! On November 15th you will learn from
professional raw food chef, Elaina Love, of Pure Joy Living Foods,
For an Incredible Healthy Holiday Class @ Organic Avenue
Menu includes: Chai Nog (creamy shake), Creamy Spinach Dip with Rye
Crisps, Stuffing Fantasy, Cranberry Chutney, Rice Pilaf, Waldorf
Salad, Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Macadamia Nut Whip, Chocolate
Haystacks, Party Pepper Nut Mix!!!
*Meal and Recipe Packets included with class!
Investment: $120 (10% Early bird discount before October 15th)
Couples receive an extra 10% off, Organic Avenue Members also receive
10% off. Visa, MC & AMEX accepted.
When: Nov 15 (1-6pm), Where: @ Organic Avenue (23 Ludlow, #2) NYC
Contact: 212.334.4593 or denise@... or for more info:
Profile: Lagusta's Luscious Vegetarian home meal delivery service
Lagusta, a graduate from the Natural Gourmet Cookery School, is a
12-year vegetarian, 10-year vegan. She has recently launched
Lagusta's Luscious, where she creates three organic, vegan meals,
plus desserts, that can be delivered to your home, or picked up by
you. The client chooses a meal plan, or works out a specific menu,
tailored to your tastes and food requirements. Prices range from
$100-150 for different plans, and she has listed menus for the next
two months on her web site, at http://www.lagustasluscious.com.
Lagusta is looking for help, in exchange for free food! She needs
someone with a car who wants to trade delivering her meals for a
week's worth of delicious gourmet vegan meals ($150 value).
Info on the delivery barter: -All deliveries would be made one day a
week, usually Tuesday. you would need to go to her house in jersey (a
5 minute drive from the GWB), pick up meals, and deliver them to
clients in manhattan (plus 1 client in Hoboken). -you must be
reliable and willing to treat this trade like a job. -ideally you
would be a politically minded vegan or vegetarian who wants to work
with a politically minded vegan small business owner!
Contact Lagusta at lagusta@....
Upcoming Events Preview:
November 1: World Vegan Day! www.worldveganday.org & www.vegansociety.com
November 8-15, 2004: World Vegetarian Congress in Florianopolis, Brazil!
Saturday, November 22:EarthSave Long Island's 9th Annual Turkey-Free
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