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.
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.
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!
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/
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!
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!
In honor of World Day for Farmed Animals, members of Huntsville Vegans will participate in a Fast Against Slaughter and will distribute informational materials to students at UAH.
For more information on World Day for Farmed Animals, visit the official webpage and read “Why Do We Need ‘World Day for Farmed Animals’?” by FARM Executive Director Michael A. Webermann, published in the Huffington Post.
Fast Against Slaughter
Thursday, October 2nd
12:00AM – 11:59PM
Most farmed animals are starved for at least 12 hours on their way to slaughter. On October 2nd, in solidarity and remembrance of their suffering, we encourage you to join us in a one-day fast against slaughter.
Sign-up on FARM’s website to take the pledge here.
Join FARM’s official Facebook event here.
Join Huntsville Vegan’s Facebook event here.
Outreach at UAH
Thursday, October 2nd
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Members of Huntsville Vegans will hand out informational brochures at the UAH campus to spread awareness about the benefits of a vegan diet – for your health, the planet, and the animals.
If you’d like to help hand out brochures, meet us at Charger Union. We will have brochures for you to give out and can help answer any questions you may get from students.
Dinner to Celebrate Breaking Our Fast
Saffron Indian Restaurant in Madison
Friday, October 3rd
To celebrate breaking our fast, we will have a dinner at Saffron Indian Restaurant in Madison instead of our usual Friday meetup. Join us for some delicious Indian food!
Please join us to spread awareness of the treatment of farmed animals.
Tabling at Earth Fare
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 – 3:00PM
On Saturday, September 20th, Huntsville Vegans will have an informational table at Earth Fare in Huntsville from 12:00 – 3:00PM. We will have free vegetarian starter guides and will be happy to answer questions about veganism.
Come visit our table or hang-out with us and help us answer questions!
Look for us in the cafe area underneath the giant calendar!
Our screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret has sold out! Thank you for your support!
As a quick reminder:
- No tickets will be sold at the door.
- If you purchased a ticket online, please print the receipt you received in your email from Tugg events and bring it to the theater. You can also show your receipt on your phone.
- Stick around after the screening to meet other people interested in the environment and veganism!
We look forward to seeing you tonight!