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Feb
1
Sat
VegMichigan’s February Blair Memorial 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.

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
1
Sun
VegMichigan’s March Berkley Public Library Display @ Berkley Public Library
Mar 1 – Mar 30 all-day

Please check out our library display located at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072. Contact: Matt Church 248 771-9020 x267

VegMichigan’s March Northville District Library Display @ Northville District Library
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at the Northville District Library, 212 W. Cady Lane, Northville, MI 48167. Contact: Stacie Lawrence (248) 349-3020 slorence@northvillelibrary.org.

VegMichigan’s March Westland Public 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.

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
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
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
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.

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
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.