Movie Screening: Peaceable Kingdom – The Journey Home

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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/

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Halloween Vegan Potluck!

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Friday, October 31st

6:00PM

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

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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

Join our Facebook event page 

 

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!

World Day for Farmed Animals Events

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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.

Join us! 

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.

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Outreach at UAH

Thursday, October 2nd

11:30AM – 1:00PM

 Facebook event

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

7:00PM

Facebook Event

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

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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!

 

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Cowspiracy Screening Tonight! SOLD OUT Event!

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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!

Cowspiracy Minimum Ticket Sales Met!

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Our screening of the movie Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret has met the minimum number of tickets required and will take place on September 11th!

We’re very grateful to everyone who helped to promote the event and reserved tickets! Thank you for your support! You have made this screening possible.

If you have not yet bought a ticket and would like to attend the screening, you will need to purchase your ticket online at least four hours before the event.

 Please Note: 

No tickets will be sold the night of the event at the movie theater,

and there is a cap on the number of tickets available. 

Currently, only 14 tickets are available for purchase.

Please visit http://www.tugg.com/events/10584 to reserve your ticket.

Many, many thanks again to everyone for your support!