Bake Sale to benefit Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, August 16, 2014

IMG00319-20140816-1157 Second annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale to benefit Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in downtown Bethesda.   Thanks to bakers and supporters:  Judy, Gary, Lisa, Jeanie, and Joan.


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AR Conference in LA July 2014

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TAFA Conference next weekend 6/27-6/30

A Vegan Life will be there with the other amazing exhibitors.  Please stop by!

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Rehoboth Beach VegFest June 13-15, 2014


Thanks to organizers Patricia Haddock and Tara Sheldon for making the second annual VegFest such a success!  The date next year is June 13, 2015.

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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.

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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 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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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