Vegan Vision Workshop 1 at London Vegfest
The first in a consecutive series three workshops at the People’s Vegan Activist Summit at the London Vegfest on Sunday, October 11, 2015. The workshops includes brief presentations from the panelists and opportunities to ask them questions.
Panel 1: 11am – 11:50am
What’s the most effective way to encourage and help people go — and stay — vegan?
- Matthew Glover & Jane Land, co-founders, Veganuary, UK
- Dobrusia Gogloza, Open Cages, Poland
- Dr Tushar Mehta, Run for the Earth, Canada
Matthew Glover is the co-founder of Veganuary. After being vegetarian for 10 years, Matthew watched ‘the video the meat industry doesn’t want you to see’ and was shocked to see the cruel realities behind the dairy and egg industries. He then went vegan. And now he wants the whole world to join him! Veganuary is Matthew’s solution to making veganism an easy and tasty experience for everyone.
Jane Land is the co-founder of Veganuary. She was a vegetarian for 10 years before she met Matthew. Now she wonders why it took her so long to become a vegan too! Jane thinks that Veganuary is the perfect way for people to try vegan food and learn about the suffering of farmed animals and the impact that meat-eating has on people’s health and the natural world.
Dobrusia Gogloza is an animal rights activist from Poland. After gathering experience in various informal groups, she
cofounded Otwarte Klatki, an animal rights organization that focuses on investigations and vegan education. She is also a cofounder and coordinator of the Network For Eastern European Animal Rights – an association of organizations with a goal to facilitate the growth of animal rights activism in this area. Dobrusia frequently speaks at animal rights events in Poland and abroad, consults various organizations on the issues of volunteer management and fundraising, and organizes trainings for activists.
Dr. Tushar Mehta received a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University, and then completed medical school at the University of Toronto, doing his residency in family medicine. In addition to family medicine, Tushar also practices emergency medicine and addictions medicine. Tushar founded Run for the Earth in order to help people sort through the mass of environmental information and misinformation, and develop a systematic understanding of ecological issues, and the real priorities. He believes in a systematic understanding of environmental issues for all, as well as causing people to reflect on compassion and philosophy.
Vegan Vision — Three Workshops To Create A Vegan World
Vegan Vision is three one-hour consecutive workshops in vegan advocacy and living with internationally-respected experts in food and nutrition, animal rights and cruelty-free living. Vegan Vision shows how to live as a vegan in a non-vegan world. Join author and activist Kim Stallwood for all three workshops or select the ones you would like to attend. Each workshop includes a panel of international experts and opportunities for you to ask questions.