Compassionate Living Presents
Compassionate Living Program   

As part of the ongoing Compassionate Living program, this month's presentation is California Animal Agriculture: Facts & Fallacies with Christine Morrissey, director of East Bay Animal Advocates. Morrissey has conducted investigative rescues at egg, turkey, dairy and broiler farms in California's Central Valley, and will explain how how Californians impact the lives of humans and animals, and the environment, every time a meat or dairy product is purchased.

Join us on Sunday June 5th to learn more; please share this opportunity with your veg-curious family & friends. Admission is free. Donations welcome to continue the Compassionate Living program.

Next month's activity will examine and discuss Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money by Erik Marcus, and the dismantlement strategies presented within. 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. If you're attending the 6/5 event, we have a few extra copies of this book available at a discounted price for activists.

 


Upcoming Special Events
McLibel Movie Event   

With 28 events and activities happening this months, we've got a diverse range, from casual connecting with like-minded people and finding somebunny to love, to the more serious that impact the lives of individuals, both human and non-human. Check 'em all out, and in particular the three activities below.

McLibel

11 years ago, McDonald's, one of the largest and most well-known corporations in the entire world, sued two UK grassroots activists for libel over a leaflet called "What's Wrong with McDonald's?" Their trial was one of the longest civil trials, ever. This month, for a special one week engagement only, the recently updated documentary McLibel is playing in San Francisco. It's an incredible real-life story of how 2 ordinary citizens stood up and made an extraordinary statement. Don't miss it!

Bay Area Vegetarians is a proud local sponsor of this engagement, and will be in attendance on opening nite, Friday, June 10th for a post-movie Q&A session. Please join us for dinner beforehand.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the opening nite by clicking here. Mark the message with 'McLibel' in the subject line. Please include your name, city, and, if you don't check email regularly, your tel # .

Car & Driver Needed for SF Street TV

Using a body TV to screen the video "Meet Your Meat", this stunning footage stops people and gives them a first-hand glimpse into factory farming. Lauren Farnsworth told us that this footage was the catalyst to her father and fiance's decision to stop eating meat and dairy. "You have done for me what I could not do!" We need your help to bring this footage to the streets.

June Outreach

Our BAVeg volunteers return to two large SF fairs - the Haight Street Fair on June 12th and Pride on June 25th-26th. We will be distributing information on vegetarianism and factory farming, planting the seeds of compassion and good health. Please support us by donating your time -- we need your help to set-up as well as staff the table for two days of Pride. If you like to leaflet, or bring vegan food treats for the volunteers, we've got opportunities for that, too. Please contact Tammy if you can help. Financial support for Bay Area Vegetarians, literature and outreach costs are always appreciated.

 


May Recap
HMB Camping 2005   

Judging by the results, our workshop on Effective Tabling tips and techniques was a success. Sara used what she learned to do an outreach table at the Berkeley Farmer's Market in May, and is returning in June. If you'd like to help make this a regular outreach event, please contact Sara. If you are interested in tabling at your local Farmer's Markets, etc., please contact Tammy.

Mother Nature shined sunnily with clear blue skies on the clan of veggie people who gathered at Half Moon Bay State Beach for the Vegan Beach Retreat. It is always special to gather with like-minded folks and share and learn from each other. For their yummy food leadership and contributions, we'd like to give a special thanks & acknowledgment to Mat & Carl who lead Team Cosmos and to Syndee, Tammy and Chris on Team Hobbit.

 


Community Profile
Community Profile   

More often behind a camera than in front of it, there's nothing coded or cryptic about David Morse and his commitment to independent media for animal liberation.

Read more about David Morse in this month's Community Profile.

Send us your nominations for future interviews.

 


Recipe of the Month
More Recipes   

Roasted-Tomato Sandwich

This is a wonderful recipe when you use ripe, flavorful organic tomatoes. Roasting it brings out its natural sweetness. From Parade magazine.

2 slices tomato, 3/4" thick
2 slices french or whole wheat bread
extra virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 pieces arugula or watercress

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place tomato in an ovenproof dish. Bake 20 minutes. Then toast bread. Brush one side with oil. Add tomato slices; season with pepper. Top with greens & second slice of bread. Cut in half.


Event Calendar
  

06/04 Outreach at Farmer's Market - Berkeley Add event to your local calendar
06/05 Letter Writing Party - Santa Cruz Add event to your local calendar
06/05 CA Animal Agriculture: Facts & Fallacies - SF (Mission) Add event to your local calendar
06/05 Dinner after CA Animal Agriculture presentation - SF Add event to your local calendar
06/08 SF Monthly Dinner - Mekong Add event to your local calendar
06/10 McLibel Screening DINNER - SF Add event to your local calendar
06/10 McLibel Screening - SF Add event to your local calendar
06/11 KFC Protest (Monthly) - SF Add event to your local calendar
06/11 KFC Protest (Monthly) - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar
06/11 South Bay KFC Protest - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
06/11 Coast Veg Coffee - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar
06/11 Ridge-top Hike and VFP - El Sobrante Add event to your local calendar
06/11 South Bay Monthly Dinner - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
06/12 Mountain Play on Mt. Tam (hike, vegan potluck, play) - Mt. Tam
06/12 Outreach at Haight Street Fair - SF Add event to your local calendar
06/14 Marin Monthly Outing - San Anselmo Add event to your local calendar
06/14 Peninsula Monthly Dinner - Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
06/18 KFC Protest - Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
06/18 KFC Protest - SF/1881 Geary Blvd Add event to your local calendar
06/18 Vegan Lunch - SF Add event to your local calendar
06/18 Letter Writing Party - SF (Haight) Add event to your local calendar
06/19 Dinner - Oakland Add event to your local calendar
06/21 Letter Writing Party - Berkeley Add event to your local calendar
06/24 KFC Demo (Monthly) - Mill Valley Add event to your local calendar
06/25-26 SF Pride outreach - Veg Pride! Add event to your local calendar
06/25 Bunny Tour & Dinner (RSVP 6/18) - Mill Valley Add event to your local calendar
06/25 Letter Writing Party - Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
06/30 Chinese Dinner - SF Add event to your local calendar

07/03 Vegan Potluck - Stern Grove, San Francisco Add event to your local calendar
07/09 KFC Protest (Monthly) - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar
07/09 Coast Veg Coffee - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar
07/09 South Bay Monthly Dinner - San Jose 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.

 



June 2005
 
In This Issue:
Compassionate Living
Upcoming Special Events -McLibel, StreetTV, June Outreach
May Recap
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
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