Food Is Power With Lauren Ornelas (Vancouver Events)

lauren Ornelas, Founder and Director of the Food Empowerment Project, will be discussing how we can use our food choices to create a more just world.

Your food choices can have impacts beyond your own kitchen. Food deserts, exploitation of workers and animals, environmental racism – learn about how what you eat and drink might not necessarily be connected to animal exploitation but might indeed have direct connections to human exploitation! And learn what you can do to help create a more just and equitable food system.

lauren Ornelas is the Food Empowerment Project’s founder and serves as the group’s volunteer executive director. She is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for over 20 years. After spending four years as National Campaign Coordinator for In Defense of Animals, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. In cooperation with activists across the country, she worked and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Pier 1 Imports, among others. She currently serves as Campaign Director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition.

This event is free & open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 21, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE:
Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch
350 West Georgia Street Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

ORGANIZED BY:
Liberation BC

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2 thoughts on “Food Is Power With Lauren Ornelas (Vancouver Events)

  1. I have started opening my eyes to the benefits of eating local and dramatically reducing my meat consumption. I am a real carnivore…so don’t know if I could become vegan. I have been thinking about adding a new greener philosophy,but think the whole environmental thing is something we all need to embrace.

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