Tackling Diabetes with Neal Barnard, M.D.

tackling-dvdDr. Barnard will speak on the benefits of a plant-based diet to prevent, tackle and reverse diabetes.

Where:  Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library 1630 7th Street NW, DC across from the Shaw Metro

When:   Thursday, October 30 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.


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Book Group: The Inner Life of Farm Animals

IMG00254-20140626-1451 IMG00250-20140626-1441Children’s Book Group reading The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff.

June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24 at the Shaw Library.  This is an open book group for children (recommended ages 8-12).  We’ll read a chapter each week from Amy Hatkoff’s book and each session will include an expressive art activate and sharing.

Hip Hop Saves Lives (you’re invited to listen)



Kick the habit gotta gotta gotta kick the habit (4 times)

Verse 1
A healthy heart, Lower blood pressure, Controlling Diabetes, Cancer prevention, The Calcium connection, Planning vegetarian diets, Saving a Life, You should try it, boom, ba-doom, ba-boom, boom, This one going out to my fellow humanitarians, Offering three simple ways, Going vegetarian, First think of three meals you already enjoy, Dietary revolution that we all can afford, Second, Think of three recipes, You prepare regularly, Replacing meat with beans, Vegetable proteins, Last but not least, Experiment with recipes from the veggie library, All in together now, The FDA got you lost in the sauce, A Vegan lifestyle  (x2), People please support the cause (x2), Yea!  CHORUS

Verse 2
Kick the meat habit, save the forest ,got to have it wetlands and wildlife, habitats under panic how to man it, hit dang don’t take water for granted, animal agriculture dumps causing mad static 16 pounds of grain, 1 pound of beef meet is inefficient, cause animals eat more than they produce, so why produce a noose when we can feed the world’s hungry, what a better use and thousands of animals from fear and abuse, and here’s the better news, what you get to loose heart disease, cancer, stroke, that’s what you reduce, when you make friends instead of killing mother goose vegkick.org 1800 meat out, kick the habit yo that’s what its about (2 times),  Patricia Welty make them eat healthy, Patricia Welty, ah a vegan life (2 times),  CHORUS

Film: A River of Waste, May 5 at Shaw Library, 6:30 pm

thA heart-stopping new documentary, A River Of Waste exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production.  The damage documented in today’s factory farms far exceeds the damage that was depicted in Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, a book written over 100 years ago. Some scientists have gone so far as to call the condemned current factory farm practices as “mini Chernobyls.”



Monday, May 5 at 6:30 pm

Please join us for this powerful film.  The film is FREE and will be held
at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
1630 7th Street, NW
across from the Shaw Metro stop