Have you ever wondered about whether you should eat meat or not? Is it better to be a vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, Paleo? Find out what a diverse group of engaging authors and experts on the subject has to say and ask them your own questions about what you should or shouldn’t be eating.
Each panelist will share her or his current work and positions on eating meat and then you, the audience will have a chance to ask questions of the panelists. The entire evening will be free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Donations to Opening Heart Mindfulness Community to cover the costs of the event are happily accepted – http://www.openingheartmindfulness.org/donate/
Tovar Cerulli, PhD and author of The Mindful Carnivore, is a vegan-turned-hunter whose life, work, and education have been shaped by the intersection of human values and the natural world. His essays and articles have appeared in Outdoor America, Aeon, High Country News, Utne Reader, Northern Woodlands, and many other places. As a communications consultant, he helps diverse groups understand each other’s perspectives and find common ground, and has led seminars for dozens of wildlife agencies, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions.
Geshe Phelgye, animal rights activist, Tibetan born Buddhist monk since the age of 17, student of the Dalai Lama and the founder of the Universal Compassion Foundation, Promoting a Compassionate life style Lifestyle. He completed the 18-year course of study in Buddhist Philosophy, giving him the Geshe degree in 1991 and spent five years on retreat near Dharmasala. He is currently on the faculty of Eastern Washington University.
Sally Fallon Morell, author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions, as well as of Eat Fat Lose Fat, with Mary Enig, PhD. She serves as the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and is a well-known and popular lecturer on diet and health.
Leora Lancaster is the co-founder of Decolonizing Diet based in Northern Michigan University, a program exploring eating foods indigenous to ones home and the deep historical interconnectedness, or spiritual kinship, between Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. She is also a post-modern indigenous artist interested in understanding the impact of Indian people relearning their own culture.
Rev. Dr. Gertie Loretta Hurley, Ordained Minister and Certified Wellness Practitioner, founder and president of TEA (Taking Effective Action) for Spirit, Mind and Body Health a non-profit organization that has motivated thousands of people to live healthier lives through her invigorating and empowering health workshops, seminars and classes. She is an author whose works have appeared in the Washington Post and other publications and is the recipient of many awards, holding a B.S. in Community Service Education, an MBA in Health Care Administration, and a Doctorate in Ministry. Gertie’s passion is encouraging people to be all that God has called them to be and iis dedicated to empowering women and girls to achieve and maintain optimal health through education and supportive services.
Moderator: Annie Lake Mahon (Annie Mahon: Raw Mindfulness) is the author of Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food, a book about her journey from unhealthy disordered eating – binging, purging, restricting and obsession – to more conscious eating. She is also the founder of Circle Yoga and co-founder of Opening Heart Mindfulness Community and DC Yoga Week. Her blog can be found at www.rawmindfulness.com
Additional Organizers: Camille Martone, Will Mitchell, Hanna Mahon
This event will take place at Friends Meeting of Washington, located at 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC, Columbia 20008.
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In consideration of those who have chemical sensitivities, we ask that you do not wear any fragrances (including essential oils) while attending this event.