This Week’s Events: April 9 – 15, 2012

This week we’re putting on two educational events. 

Tuesday, APRIL 10th, 7:00PM- 8:00PM

UAH CAMPUS – FRANK FRANZ HALL – MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

VEGAN 101: HOW YOUR FOOD CHOICES CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Huntsville Vegans is hosting a special event at UAH for students and non-students alike – Vegan 101: How Your Food Choices Can Change The World. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. We’ll have four guest speakers discussing ethics, the environment, health (with a short cooking demo), and activism (including notable animal activist Peter Young). We’ll also have free food and drinks, door prizes including dvds, t-shirts, books, and sweets. We’ll also be giving everyone an info pack with guides, stickers, and dvds.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or the Meetup event page.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12th, 6:00PM

MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY – FIRST FLOOR AUDITORIUM

MOVIE NIGHT: THE MILK DOCUMENTARY

Huntsville Vegans is hosting another free monthly movie night/food sharing on Thursday, April 12th, with a screening of The Milk Documentary (2011). Our monthly movie nights take place on the second Thursday of each month 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 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.

Plot summary by the creators of The Milk Documentary:

“Got the facts on Milk? (also known as “The Milk Documentary”) is an entertaining, award-winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products.

Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the film is a humorous yet shocking exposition that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple.

The dairy industry has faced multiple clashes in recent years bringing it to an all-time high in questionability. In 2007 the U.S federal trade Association demanded the dairy industry’s weight loss campaign be pulled, due to unsubstantial evidence. The Monsanto Corporation pressures the FDA to ban labeling milk ‘rBGH free’. The rise in antibiotic drug residues found in milk and the recent approval of cloning cows for human consumption has today’s consumer apprehensive.

Are you ready to hear the truth?”

We’ll be sharing food at this event as well. Even though this program is presented by Huntsville Vegans, non-vegans are very welcome. That said, we ask that if you bring something to share that it be vegan. If you are not sure about something, please contact us!

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or the Meetup event page.

We hope to see you at one of our events this week!

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