Vegan Film: May I Be Frank, March 26 at Shaw Library

th-4“Frank Ferrante is 54, weighs 290lbs., had a lifetime of drug & alcohol abuse and as a result contracted Hepatitis-C. He’s on multiple medications including anti-depressants, undergoing chemo and drinks 10 espressos a day to stay awake. One day Frank stumbles into Cafe Gratitude, a Raw food café in San Francisco, and meets Ryland, the café’s manager. Ryland asks Frank, what is one thing you’d like to do before you die? Frank answers ‘I want to fall in love one more time, but with a body like this, no one will love me, because i don’t love myself.’ Watch as Ryland, his brother Cary and best friend Conor, help Frank take on his weight, health, relationships and loving himself in just 42 days.”

WHERE:  Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street, NW

WHEN: Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 12th: Watch ‘Planeat’

You’re invited to watch the film Planeat at Shaw Library Wednesday, March 12th at 6:30 PM.

th-1PLANEAT is the story of three men’s life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. With an additional cast of pioneering chefs and some of the best cooking you have ever seen, the scientists and doctors in the film present a convincing case for the West to re-examine its love affair with meat and dairy. The film features the ground-breaking work of Dr. T Colin Campbell in China exploring the link between diet and disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s use of diet to treat heart disease patients, and Professor Gidon Eshel’s investigations into how our food choices contribute to global warming, land use and oceanic deadzones. With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, PLANEAT shows how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.

Veg Seminar, Shaw Library, January 30 at 6:00 pm

FREE seminar this coming Thursday features three prominent speakers on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle by eating a vegan diet.

Speakers are:  Jon Camp, Director of Outreach, Vegan Outreach who will speak about the compassionate reasons for becoming vegetarian.

Susan Levin, Dietician with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine will speak on the link between nutrition and health and disease prevention.

Theodore Watkins, M.D., The Eden Institute, will speak on the medical and health issues associated with eating meat.

The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library is located at 1650 7th Street, NW across from the Shaw Metro Station.  For more information please email

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