Compassionate Living Presents - Book Discussion
Compassionate Living Program   

As part of the ongoing Compassionate Living program, this month's presentation on Sunday, 7/24 will use Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money by Erik Marcus, and the dismantlement strategies presented within. The first part of the event will be a discussion and review of the book and the strategies presented, followed by a brainstorming session on integrating specific strategies into our local advocacy efforts. This will be a discussion based on the book, so just a heads-up so everyone has adequate time to read the book and prepare.

For August, with our special guest speaker Nora Kramer, we will focus on effective communication strategies and styles useful for everyday situations at work, at home, as well as public outreach. Please note August's event is Sunday, 8/7.


Upcoming Special Events
McLibel Movie Event   

Come celebrate Independence Day vegan-style with us at our fourth annual 4th of July sand-n-surf picnic at Montara State Beach. Dress in layers and be prepared for sand, fresh ocean air, and a pleasant afternoon with like-minded folks. Picnic starts at noon sharp.


June Recap
HMB Camping 2005   

We gave away thousands of pieces of literature this month, planting the seeds of compassion & good health far and wide at two fairs in San Francisco, the Haight Street Fair and Pride. It was our 2nd year at Haight, and our 3rd year at Pride. It was nice to receive even more feedback on going veg from people who had visited our booth last year.

A huge thank you to our veggie-powered volunteer crew:
Haight: Chris, Nora, Gabe, Tammy, Thea and Warren
SF Pride (Sat.): Anna, Chris, Elisa, Frank, George, Gina, Tammy and Will
SF Pride (Sun.): Ananda, Blue, Chris, Frank, George, Suzanne, Mary Jane, Nick, Nora, Tammy, Thea, and Warren

A big thank you to Sun Flour Baking for donating mini vegan cookie samples for Pride, to Farm Santuary, PETA, and Vegan Outreach for helping with literature for both events, and to Chuck B, Frank C, Gabe Q, George G, Mark H, Naomi S, Nicolas A, Rebecca Y and Stephanie V whose financial support made our presence at Pride possible.

Haight St Pictures     Pride Pictures

As you know, Bay Area Vegetarians was a local sponsor for the recent SF screening of McLibel. This true life story of how two activists stood up and told the truth about McDonald's is not to be missed. On opening nite, it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the theatre (about 3/4 full), and to work again with Erik Marcus. If you did miss the film while it was in town, it will be available on DVD in August. Thanks to everyone for their support! You can read the thanks that the film distribution company sent to us.

Thank You Letter    McLibel Event Pictures


New Book - Vegetarian Bay Area
New BAV Book - at Pride   

To make it easier for everyone to eat their way veg around the Bay Area, we created and sold out the first printing of VEGETARIAN BAY AREA at SF Pride. But don't despair, we will continue to refine and improve this handy, travel-sized booklet. The book is based on our very popular online guide.

All proceeds from this booklet will fund BAVeg outreach activities.


How Much is Too Much?

When it comes to email, it all depends! Check out this summary of how to best use BAVeg's online resources to stay in touch and informed with BAVeg events & activities and the broader Bay Area vegetarian and animal rights community. With 5 different email lists, forum, and our website, pick and choose the style that works best for you.

Check it Out


Community Profile
Community Profile   

If animals could speak English, they'd tell you about their wonderful friend and ting-crunching defender lauren Ornelas. Read the full story for yourself!

Read more about lauren in this month's Community Profile.

Send us your nominations for future interviews.


Recipe of the Month
More Recipes   

Corn Pone

From The Peaceful Palate by Jennifer Raymond. This is a satisfying, down-home casserole with tasty beans on the bottom, and cornbread on the top. The recipe recommends chili beans. We made this for last month's VFP with baked beans, and everyone loved it. Serves 8 to 10.

6 cups cooked & seasoned beans, with their juice
2 cups soymilk
2 tbsp vinegar
2 cups corn meal
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine soymilk and vinegar and let stand 5 minutes or more. Heat beans until they are very hot, and pour into a 9" x 12" baking dish. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, and add soymilk mixture and oil. Stir together just to mix, then pour over the hot beans. Bake until the bread is set and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Event Calendar

Just for reference, there were 7 events this time last year.

07/02 KFC Cruelty Protest - Santa Cruz Add event to your local calendar
07/03 Vegan Potluck - Stern Grove, San Francisco Add event to your local calendar
07/04 Sand-n-Surf Vegan Food Party! - Montara State Beach Add event to your local calendar
07/09 KFC Cruelty Protest - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar
07/09 South Bay Dinner - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
07/12 Marin Outing - Mill Valley Add event to your local calendar
07/12 Peninsula Dinner - Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
07/16 KFC Cruelty Protest - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
07/16 KFC Cruelty Protest - Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
07/16 KFC Cruelty Protest - SF Add event to your local calendar
07/16 Vegan Lunch - SF Add event to your local calendar
07/16 Letter Writing Party - SF (Haight) Add event to your local calendar
07/17 Dinner - Oakland Add event to your local calendar
07/19 Letter Writing Party - Berkeley Add event to your local calendar
07/23 Letter Writing Party - Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
07/24 Book Discussion & Review: Meat Market - SF (Civic Center) Add event to your local calendar
07/29 KFC Cruelty Protest - Mill Valley Add event to your local calendar

08/06 KFC Cruelty Protest - Santa Cruz Add event to your local calendar
08/07 Effective Communication for Veg*n Advocacy - SF - Mission Add event to your local calendar
08/07 Dinner after Effective Communications presentation - SF (Herbivore/Valencia) Add event to your local calendar
08/07 Letter Writing Party - Santa Cruz Add event to your local calendar

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For latest news and events for Bay Area Vegetarians, check out the News Blog and Event Calendar. We don't always announce it, but event photos are added periodically to the gallery, too.


July 2005
In This Issue:
Compassionate Living
Upcoming Special Events -4th of July Beach Picnic
June Recap
New Local Book
How Much is Too Much?
Community Profile
Recipe of the Month
Event Calendar
BAV Resources:
Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Living in the Bay Area
Veggie Mentor Program
Advocacy Rewards Program
Advocacy and Volunteer Ideas
Articles and Guides
BAV News
Discussion Forums
Mailing Lists
Local Events Calendar
Free Restaurant Guide
Eat veg? Then don't leave home without your Restaurant Guide.

You can use Adobe Acrobat reader to print the entire SF Bay Area Restaurant guide or use UG to create and print your own custom guide.

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