VegMichigan

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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.

Mar
5
Thu
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Join VegMichigan at the William P. Faust Public Library of Westland for a delicious free vegan food tasting and presentation by Nour Danno, who will discuss how eating a plant-based diet will benefit your health, animals and the environment. 

This event is free, but please register by clicking here

 

Nour Danno will be sharing the many benefits of a plant-based diet. Nour was a TV news anchor in Lebanon and she also studied nutrition and physical education at Notre Dame University’s Lebanon branch before she moved to the United States in 2018. Nour is currently a health coach and does a health segment on Channel 7 News on a semi-regular basis. She has just finished writing he first book called Vegan with Nour which will be available in May 2020. Nour has over 300,000 followers on her veganwithnour Instagram page where she discusses the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.

Mar
19
Thu
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Romulus Public Library
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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. 

 

No RSVP necessary, simply show up! 

 

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. 

Mar
20
Fri
Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday, March 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV)
3100 Cherry Hill Road, Ann Arbor
 
Join us for our annual vegan potluck hosted in partnership with our good friends at the Humane Society of Huron Valley! Spend a fun Friday evening enjoying delicious vegan food, a trivia game with great prizes, a tour of HSHV’s state of the art animal shelter, and connecting with new friends. The cost is $5/person (kids under 10 are free) to help cover the room rental. We ask that each adult attending please bring a vegan dish to share that serves at least 8 people OR a $10 donation. Proceeds from donations will benefit VegMichigan and the Humane Society of Huron Valley. 
 
Click here to register or you can register by email or phone by contacting Karen Patterson at karenp@hshv.org or 734-661-3575.  
Apr
7
Tue
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Berkley Public Library
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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. 

May
17
Sun
VegFest 2020 @ TCF Center (formerly Cobo Hall)
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

 

This year’s VegFest will be held at its most elegant location since the event’s inception over 20 years ago – VegFest will be held in the Grand Riverview Ballroom of the TCF Center in Downtown Detroit. The TCF Center is host to the North American International Auto Show and other major events. This is a huge step for the plant-based/vegan movement in Michigan. The recently renovated TCF Center offers plenty of onsite parking, a beautiful view of the Detroit River Walk, and many other amenities you’re going to love. Plus, moving VegFest to the TCF Center will greatly increase our media exposure and help us demonstrate that the plant-based movement has indeed arrived! In addition, we want to tap into all the excitement happening in Downtown Detroit! Detroit Piston legend and four-time NBA champion, John Salley and Dr. Michael Greger, who has just launched his new book, How Not To Diet, will be speaking. Other major presenters will be announced soon. This will be a special day, get your tickets below and add it to your calendar!

VegMichigan Members Receive FREE admission! Learn More Here

Location: TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

 

 

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.

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
19
Wed
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Wayne Public Library
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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. 

Sep
13
Sun
VegMichigan’s Free Festival @ Riley Park, downtown Farmington
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

We invite you to come and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the heart of beautiful downtown Farmington for VegMichigan’s 5th annual Free Festival.

Save the date for Sunday, September 13 as summer will be winding down and there will be just a touch of fall in the air. Enjoy a huge selection of delicious food options from all of our great vendors. Enjoy fun and relaxing music on the spacious concert lawn and feel free to bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs. We will also have some great shopping and fun for the kids. There is ample free parking. Please bring friends and family. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, September 13

 11am – 5pm

Riley Park – downtown Farmington 

(located at 33113 Grand River Ave. at the corner of Grand River Ave. and Farmington Rd.)

Sep
24
Thu
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Milford Public Library
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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. 

Oct
13
Tue
Free Presentation @ Ferndale Public Library
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“The Miracle of a Plant-Based Diet” Presented by Dr. Joel Kahn 
 

Join VegMichigan for a free program presented by Dr. Joel Kahn on Tuesday, October 13 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Ferndale Public Library.

Dr. Kahn will present the science of why a healthy plant-based diet provides all of the nutrition needed to live a healthy and active lifestyle during all stages of life. He will also discuss the growing medical research showing the ability of a plant-based diet to halt and reverse some of the major reasons we age, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even some cancers. Dr. Kahn will also show you how to get started on living your best life.

 

Dr. Kahn serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has authored 5 books, the latest of which is the Plant-Based Solution. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He writes health articles, is a commentator on Fox 2 News, has a national public TV show, The Whole Heart Solution, and has been seen on The Doctors and Dr. Phil show. Dr. Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career but he’d like to prevent them from happening in the first place. Dr. Kahn and his family are the owners of the very successful GreenSpace Cafe, a plant-based restaurant in downtown Ferndale, where they prove that healthy food can also taste great! He has been plant-based for over 40 years and lectures across the country on optimal health and diet. He can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com.