Speciesism Director Mark Devries Coming to Huntsville!
Join us for a screening of Speciesism: The Movie with an in-person Q&A with director Mark Devries!
Wednesday, March 25th
Main Branch, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
First Floor, Main Auditorium
About the Movie
Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms,” hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners.
Book Discussion: Food Choice and Sustainability
Tuesday, Februrary 24
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Huntsville Madison County Public Library, Main Branch
2nd Floor, Meeting Room D
Join us to discuss Dr. Richard Oppenlander’s new book “Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work.”
We’ll discuss the first two chapters and make plans for future book discussions. Please feel free to bring any books on veganism or animal issues that you’d like to recommend to the group.
We’ll meet on the 2nd floor of the public library in downtown Huntsville, in Meeting Room D. Go to the left of the reference desk, and you’ll see rooms on the left side. If you get lost, just check in at the reference desk and they can point you in the right direction.
What we choose to eat is killing our planet and us, yet use of the word ‘sustainable’ is ubiquitous. Explanation of this incongruity lies in the fact that sustainability efforts are rarely positioned to include food choice in an accurate or adequate manner. This is due to a number of influencing cultural, social, and political factors that disable our food production systems and limit our base of knowledge—falsely guiding us on a path of pseudo sustainability, while we devastate the ecosystems that support us, cause mass extinctions, and generate narrowing time lines because of our global footprint that will ultimately jeopardize our very survival as a civilization. Dr. Oppenlander’s goal with this book is to increase awareness in order to effect positive change—before it is too late.
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Tabling at Earth Fare – Saturday, January 3, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
12:00 – 3:00PM
Earth Fare Huntsville
5900 University Drive NW, Huntsville, AL
Come see us at Earth Fare!
We’ll have an informational table with vegetarian starter kits, coloring sheets and puppets for the kids, and can answer any questions you may have about a plant-based diet, environmental issues, and the treatment of animals.
If you’d like a vegan tour of Earth Fare, just let us know! We’d be happy to go around the store with you and point out our favorite products and give tips on what recipes to prepare.
Join us! We’d love to have you sit with us and help answer questions, or just stop by to say hi and chat for a minute.
Lecture: Benefits of a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet
Have you seen the food documentaries Forks Over Knives and Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead? Are you curious to learn how adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet may help you finally achieve that New Year’s resolution of taking control of your health?
Come to a public lecture by Lizzie Giles, MD on Wednesday, January 7th at 6:00PM at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown. She will discuss the ways in which adopting such a whole-foods diet can help prevent and reverse many common chronic diseases.
This event is free and open to the public.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Dog Walking Night at Galaxy of Lights
Join us for a walk through the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Galaxy of Lights! This night is also open to dogs, so bring your canine companion along if you’d like!
Children (3+) $3
We’ll meet at the main entrance at 6:00PM and set off for our walk a few minutes later. Everyone, doggy companioned or not, is welcome to attend!
The Greater Huntsville Humane Society will be at the gardens and will be taking donations of dog and cat food, and will have two adoptable dogs on hand for people to meet.
Help us bring the director of Speciesism to Huntsville!
Please help us bring Mark Devries, director of Speciesism: The Movie, to speak at our documentary screening at the Huntsville Main Public Library on March 25, 2015.
To make a donation, visit our GoFundMe page at
All donations will be used for Mark’s airplane ticket and hotel.
Please join us in welcoming this amazing speaker to Huntsville!
Movie Screening: Peaceable Kingdom – The Journey Home
Huntsville Vegans is hosting another free monthly movie night on Wednesday, November 05, 2014, with a screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home (2012). Our movie nights take place at the Huntsville Public Library (in the auditorium on the ground floor) in Downtown Huntsville.
Doors open at six, and we’ll start the movie itself around 6:30.
Everyone, vegan or not, is welcome to come and enjoy the film. After the movie we’ll have a short discussion about the issues brought up in the film, and our team will take questions from the audience.
About the Movie:
“A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.
Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma.”
Official Site: http://www.peaceablekingdomfilm.org/
imdb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2301057/
Halloween Vegan Potluck!
Friday, October 31st
Crown Point Clubhouse @ 121 Fernbridge Blvd, Madison, AL
Huntsville Vegan and Animal Rights League is having Halloween potluck at 6:00pm on Friday, October 31st in Madison at 121 Fernbridge Blvd – Crown Point Clubhouse.
Bring a dish or two, Halloween-themed or whatever you think would be enjoyable.
Costumes are encouraged.
Kids are welcome.
No pets are allowed per HOA rules for Clubhouse.
NOTE: Please prepare your food before coming to the potluck.
You can heat up dishes in the microwave, but there is no stove or oven at the clubhouse.
We hope to see you there!
Movie Night and Simple Food Share
Join Huntsville Vegans for a free movie screening of Live and Let Live at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library this Wednesday, October 8th. We will be in the main auditorium on the first floor.
Doors open at 6:00PM
Movie starts at 6:30PM
About the Movie
From the official film website:
Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.
Food scandals, climate change, lifestyle diseases and ethical concerns move more and more people to reconsider eating animals and animal products. From butcher to vegan chef, from factory farmer to farm sanctuary owner – Live and Let Live tells the stories of six individuals who decided to stop consuming animal products for different reasons and shows the impact the decision has had on their lives.
Jan and Karin transformed an intensive dairy farm into a retirement home for animals which offers refuge to cows, horses, pigs, chickens and many other animals rescued from certain death. Ria and Hendrik are activists who liberate chickens from a factory farm to bring them to a sanctuary. Chef Aaron used to slaughter rabbits, serve veal and foie gras at his restaurant, until one day he reconsidered his ways and opened an all-vegan Italian restaurant. Jack, a professional track cyclist training for the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio, discovered he’s even faster on a plant-based diet.
Philosophers such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Gary Francione join scientists T. Colin Campbell and Jonathan Balcombe and many others to shed light on the ethical, health and environmental perspectives of veganism.
Through these stories, Live and Let Live showcases the evolution of veganism from its origins in London 1944 to one of the fastest growing lifestyles worldwide, with more and more people realizing what’s on their plates matters to animals, the environment and ultimately – themselves.
About the Simple Food Share
Members of Huntsville Vegans will bring some of their favorite simple vegan dishes to share during the movie screening.
While we love vegan dishes that take a bit longer to prepare (lasagna! seitan!), for this food share we are focusing on simple foods so that new and aspiring vegans can take home some great ideas for easy and delicious meals.
If you’d like to bring food to share, that would be wonderful! Please make sure your dish is vegan, and if you have any questions message us on Facebook and we’ll be happy to help out. Fruit is always welcome at events, so if you’d like to contribute but are still working on your cooking skills, some cut watermelon or a bowl of grapes is an excellent way to support the food share.
But don’t worry! You don’t have to bring food in order to attend! We want to share this movie and food with you, so just bring yourself and an open heart and mind and you’ll have a great time.
Please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend!