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Apr
1
Wed
Library Display @ Romulus Public Library
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, Mi. 48174. Contact: Melissa Adkins(734)942-7589 madkins@romuluslibrary.org.

Library Display @ Roseville Public Library
Apr 1 – Apr 28 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Civic Center Blvd, Roseville, MI 48066. Contact: Jackie Harvey 586 447-4550.

Apr
11
Sat
Saved By The Barn Virtual Watch Party
Apr 11 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

If you are looking for a ray of sunshine in these troubling times, Animal Planet has new show for you, and the best part is that it is all about Barn Sanctuary in Chelsea! The first episode of “Saved by the Barn” will air Saturday, April 11, at 10:00PM Eastern. Even though we can’t gather in larger groups, we can still get together in spirit as we watch this historic and important new show about running a sanctuary for farmed animals. From the struggles to the triumphs, the animals’ stories featured on “Saved by the Barn” are sure to be the perfect antidote to self-isolation blues. So tune in then Zoom in (or Facetime, or Skype, etc.) with your friends so you can experience this together (separately).

Apr
23
Thu
POSTPONED: Presentation for Shelby Township Employees @ Employee Only Event
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Due to ongoing health concerns related to the coronavirus, VegMichigan has decided to postpone this event to a later date (TBD).


VegMichigan is partnering with Kim Ramirez of Chickpea and Bean to host a cooking demo and discussion about creating a healthy plant-based meal for the staff of Shelby Township.

May
1
Fri
Library Display @ Redford Township District Library
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at Redford Township District Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Rd., Redford, Mi. 48240. Contact: Mike Gazzarari (313)531-5960 mgazzarari@redfordlibrary.org.

Library Display @ Novi Public Library
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Novi Public Library, 45255 W 10 Mile Rd., Novi, Mi. 48375. Contact: Dana Bratawiec (248) 869-7213. dbrataniec@novilibrary.org.

Jun
1
Mon
Library Display @ Plymouth District Library
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main St., Plymouth, Mi. 48170. Contact: Susan Stoney (734)453-0750 sstoney@plymouthlibrary.org.

Library Display @ St. Clair Shores Public Library
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 E 11 Mile Rd, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081. Contact: Kathleen Harville 586-771-9020. chasek@libcoop.net.

Jun
18
Thu
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Novi Public Library
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

How I Tackled Chronic Illness” presented by Former University of Michigan football player, Marc Ramirez

Join VegMichigan at the Novi Public Library for a delicious free vegan food tasting and presentation. Former University of Michigan football player, Marc Ramirez, will discuss how he reversed Type 2 diabetes and other illnesses with the power of plants. Enjoy free vegan taste samples and learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Marc has a wonderful story to share and will inspire you to make positive changes in your own life.

Marc Ramirez is a former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter who lost 50 pounds and reversed type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, psoriasis, ED, obestity, and frequent heartburn through the power of food. On December 3, 2011, he and his wife, Kim, began a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. In just two months Marc no longer needed his 5 medications, including insulin shots. He and Kim felt thrilled with the results, but they also felt frustrated because not enough people know that this way of eating might help them too. In order to raise awareness about the power of plants, they decided to create the non-profit Chickpea and Bean Inc. (Kim is Chickpea because she’s a chick and Marc is bean because, well, he loves beans!) Together they strive to educate people about the power and benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. 

To register, please visit the library website at www.novilibrary.org or call the library at 248-349-0720.

Jun
27
Sat
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Redford Township District Library
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm

“Plant-Based 101: A Healthy, Compassionate, and Sustainable Lifestyle” 

Join VegMichigan for a delicious free vegan food tasting, and presentation by humane educator Kim Korona, who will discuss how eating a plant-based diet will benefit your health, animals and the environment. 

 

Kim Korona received a B.A. from Goddard College in VT, and a M.Ed. from Cambridge College in MA in affiliation with the Institute for Humane Education. She previously worked for the Michigan Humane Society in both advocacy and education. She also worked as a workshop facilitator for the Institute for Humane Education where she provided training on living a MOGO life, or a life that does the Most Good, Least Harm, to people, other species, and the planet and how to teach humane education. While at HEART, a non-profit education organization, for the past decade, she has developed curricula and other educational resources that promote compassion, critical thinking, and empowerment through topics related to animal protection, environmental ethics, and social justice. She has taught humane education programs to youth of all ages and conducted professional development training’s for educators and advocates, and she currently serves as their Senior Program Director. Kim is a member of the Association for Professional Humane Educators, serves on the executive board of the Humane Education Coalition, is on the advisory board of the Raven Corps., a youth-focused activist organization focused on promoting the benefits of plant-based eating, and she is an active volunteer for VegMichigan. She has been vegetarian for 20 years, vegan for 17 years, and believes that together we can create a healthier, more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world for all through our personal choices and on a systemic level. 

Jul
1
Wed
Library Display @ Livonia Civic Center Public Library
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at the Livonia Civic Center Public Library, 32777 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154. Contact: Kathy Yanich 734-466-2483. kyanich@livoniapubliclibrary.org.

VegMichigan’s July Wayne Public Library Display @ Wayne Public Library
Jul 1 – Jul 24 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd., Wayne, MI 48184. Contact: Kristen Wellman (734)721-7832 x.625 kwellman@wayne.lib.mi.us.

Jul
14
Tue
Peace Begins on Your Plate Potluck and Presentation @ Livonia Senior Center
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm

citizens-for-peaceThe nonprofit, Citizens for Peace, is hosting their annual veggie potluck and VegMichigan will give a presentation connecting peace to the food we eat. Tom Progar and Kim Korona will discuss how peaceful actions can begin everyday on our plates by sharing the ethical, sustainable, and health benefits of a plant-based diet. They will talk about the work that VegMichigan is doing to promote plant-based eating through the state, and how it is becoming easier to adopt more plant-based meals into one’s diet as more grocery stores and restaurants are offering vegan options.

All are welcome! Please join us and bring your best vegan dish to show how great vegan food can be!

For more information call 734-425-0079 or go to www.citizens4peace.com

  CITIZENS FOR PEACE

ANNUAL VEGETARIAN POTLUCK!

With Speakers Tom Progar & Kim Korona

TUESDAY, July14, 2019 @ 6:30p.m.

LIVONIA SENIOR CENTER (SOUTH SIDE OF 5 MILE @ FARMINGTON RD)

 Tom Progar is the president of VegMichigan. Kim Korona works as a Senior Program Director for a nonprofit called HEART, serves on the advisory committee for The Raven Corps, a plant-based youth activist organization, and serves on the executive board of the Humane Education Coalition. They will share their hope for creating a more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world for all living beings and the planet through education and advocacy.

Jul
16
Thu
Free Diet and Diabetes Presentation, Plant-Based Food Tasting @ Livonia Civic Center Library
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Diet and Diabetes” Presented by Dr. Caroline Trapp, DNP
 
We are honored to have Dr. Caroline Trapp speak. She will present from 6:30 to 7:20 followed by a plant-based food tasting. To RSVP, please contact the library directly at (734) 466-2490 or register on the library website by clicking here (Event sign up page is not yet published)
 
Dr. Caroline Trapp is nurse practitioner specializing in the care of people with diabetes. Dr. Trapp received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; her Masters of Science in community health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. She has been board certified in adult primary care, advanced diabetes management, and diabetes education. She has worked with people with diabetes for more than 20 years, and is passionate about supporting patients to reduce/eliminate the need for medication and maximize effective lifestyle interventions. Dr. Trapp is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and the director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She was awarded Oakland University’s Nightingale Award for Education and Research in 2012 and inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2013.

Dr. Trapp manages a variety of diabetes prevention and reversal initiatives, including the development and national distribution of nutrition education resources for consumers and health care professionals. She has co-authored articles on plant-based nutrition, and presented at conferences and educational meetings across the U.S. and in China, Canada, the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Macedonia. In 2014, she was invited to give oral testimony to the USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines Advisory Group. She is actively involved in ongoing partnerships with Native American organizations to address the food-related epidemic of type 2 diabetes. As part of this effort, she has produced unique materials, including videos and a recipe booklet (available at www.ThePowerPlate.org) that were Favorably Reviewed by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Most recently, she has established a committee of health educators from 14 tribal communities in New Mexico and Arizona, who are collaborating on a Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum that reflects Native American culture and plant-based nutrition.

 
 
Aug
1
Sat
Library Display @ Allen Park Community Center Library
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White Ave., Allen Park, Mi. 48101. Contact: Nancy Knick (313) 928-0771 nancyknick@gmail.com.