VegMichigan

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Jan
1
Wed
Library Display @ Auburn Hills Public Library
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E Seyburn Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Contact: Lindsay 248 364-6706.

Library Display @ Trenton Memorial Library
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at 2790 Westfield, Trenton, Mi. 48183. Contact: Erin Chapman (734) 676-9777 Echapman@trenton.lib.mi.us.

Library Display @ Auburn Hills Public Library
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Auburn Hills Public, 3400 E. Seyburn Dr., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Contact: Lindsay 248 370-9466.

Jan
11
Sat
Library Display at Trenton Veterans Memorial @ Trenton Memorial Library
Jan 11 – Feb 14 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at 2790 Westfield, Trenton, Mi. 48183. Contact: Eric Chapman (734) 676-9777 Echapman@trenton.lib.mi.us.

Jan
29
Wed
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Northville District Library
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Improving Our Health and the Health of the Planet
Presented by Marc Ramirez and  Kim Korona
 
Marc Ramirez will discuss the health benefits of a plant-based diet and share his personal story about how he lost 50 pounds and reversed type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, psoriasis, ED, obesity, and frequent heartburn through the power of food. Marc’s inspirational story will motivate you to make positive changes in your own life. He is a former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter.  In addition, Kim Korona will discuss the environmental implications of our food choices and offer solutions for how we can reduce our eco-footprint one meal at a time, while also helping animals and improving our health. As part of the program, you will also enjoy a delicious free plant-based food tasting.
 
 This event is free but you must RSVP on the Northville Public Library Event Calendar.
 
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, obesity, and frequent heartburn through the power of food. On December 3, 2011, he and his wife, Kim, began a whole food, 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. 
 
 
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 the 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. 
Feb
1
Sat
Library Display @ Blair Memorial Public Library
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at the Blair Memorial Library, 416 N Main St, Clawson, MI 48017. Contact Jenni Gannod: (248) 588-5500. jgannod@tln.lib.mi.us.

Ann Arbor Area Vegan Potluck @ First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join us for a Vegan Potluck Saturday, February 1, in the Social Hall from noon-2PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, UUAA (4001 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48013).

Event hosted by the Mindful Eating Team of UUAA and VegMichigan.

Please bring a plant-based vegan dish without meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, or other animal products. Enjoy the company of fellow mindful eaters, share information, and eat delicious food!

• Please bring your own table service and serving tools; and

• A list of ingredients in your dish and/or the recipe

ALL ARE WELCOME – you do not need to be a member of UUAA or VegMichigan to attend. For more information, click here

Questions? Contact Sheila Sanders (734) 645-0405 or sheilasanders@comcast.net or Angie Sullivan, angie@vegmichigan.org.

 

Feb
2
Sun
Pre-Game Greater Lansing Vegan Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

TIME CHANGE Due to Super Bowl! Now a Pre-Game Potluck! Bring your favorite party snacks, appetizers, beverages, breakfast favorites, etc.

Everyone is welcome! A vegan potluck will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2nd, at the Clerical Technical Union (Conference Room) located at the Northeast corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Roads. Please arrive by 1:45 p.m.

Each adult (over 12 yrs.) should bring a vegan dish to serve 8. Please no animal products; including meat, eggs, dairy, whey, honey or gelatin.

PLEASE bring your recipe cards people can see the ingredients and I can post them on our Meetup later. Dinnerware and serving spoons will be provided. To view the VegMichigan Attendee Guidelines, visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pUlg3naD-VrAI2KqgMyNYopvMqPYq_Dk

For more information contact:

vegmichigangreaterlansing@yahoo.com

To follow VegMichigan online, see: https://www.facebook.com/VegMichiganGreaterLansing/
& http://www.vegmichigan.org

Feb
5
Wed
Presentation for Shelby Township Employees @ Employee Only Event
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

VegMichigan will be sharing the benefits of a plant-based diet and providing a plant-based food lunch for the staff of Shelby Township. VegMichigan presenter, Marc Ramirez, will share his personal story of how a plant-based diet help him lose 50 pounds and reversed his type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic illnesses by switching to a plant-based diet. 

Feb
12
Wed
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
Feb 12 @ 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 Trenton  Veterans Memorial 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.

This event is free, but please register by contacting the Reference Desk at Trenton Veterans Memorial Library at (734) 676-9777.

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. 

Feb
22
Sat
Ann Arbor Area Meetup @ Cottage Inn Pizza
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Let’s get together to eat some yummy vegan pizza for the next Ann Arbor Area Meetup! Join us at Cottage Inn in Ypsilanti, located at 2407 Washtenaw Ave on Saturday, February 22 from 12pm-2pm. Check out their menu here.

For details and to RSVP, visit the Ann Arbor Area VegMichigan Meetup page here

Feb
25
Tue
The Game Changers Film + Discussion @ Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

Join VegMichigan in partnership with the Green Screen Film Series from the Green Ministry –  Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC for a screening of The Game Changers and a discussion following the film led by Paul Krause, VegMichigan’s Vice President. 

The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks – elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter – as he travels the world on a quest for the truth behind the world’s most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein, strength and optimal health. Meeting elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes, what James Wilks discovers permanently changes his relationship with food and his definition of true strength.

 

 Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC

1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48304

(corner of Woodward and Cranbrook)

The event is free and registration is not necessary. Simply show up! For questions, contact 248-514-8746.

Feb
28
Fri
Presentation and Plant-Based Food Tasting @ Irene's Myomassology
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join VegMichigan for a presentation and delicious plant-based food tasting. Marc Ramirez will share his inspirational journey to health. In 2011, Marc and his spouse, Kim, began a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. This change cured Marc’s type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, ED, frequent heartburn, psoriasis, and he also lost 50 pounds. Come learn how Marc’s story can benefit your own life. VegMichigan will also provide a variety of plant-based dishes for you to enjoy. Come see for yourself why plant-based eating is becoming so popular.

Marc Ramirez is a former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter. You can learn more about Marc and Kim by visiting their non-profit website at chickpeaandbean.com

Mar
1
Sun
Library Display @ Northville District Library
Mar 1 – Mar 30 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Northville District Library 212 Cady St. Northville 48167. Contact: Stacy Lorence (248) 349-3020 slorence@northvillelibrary.org.

Library Display @ William P. Faust Public Library
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at the William P. Faust Public Library, 6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185. Contact: Katie (734) 326-6123 katie.dover-taylor@westlandibrary.org.