Exhibit: Chicago Public Library partners with the new National Vegetarian Museum to present its first traveling exhibition: “What Does it Mean to be Vegetarian?” This exhibit invites visitors to explore the roots of Vegetarianism’s past and present, discovering the historical depth of the vegetarian movement and the vitality of today’s vegan community. Through 12 flexible panels, visitors learn the values and benefits of vegetarianism and are guided to resources for learning more – from recommended books and recipes, to restaurants, organizations and groups. There is also a 5-minute video of author/speaker Victoria Moran giving a fascinating history of the vegetarian movement. www.vegmuse.org/
Event: Saturday, February 11, 1-5pm.
Join us to support the Grand Opening of the National Vegetarian Museum www.vegmuse.org/ and be the first to attend and enjoy it! This exhibit invites visitors to explore the roots of Vegetarianism’s past and present, discovering the historical depth of the vegetarian movement and the vitality of today’s vegan community. During the event Kay Stepkin, the Museum founder and organizer, will give a short guided tour of the expo and answer the event attendees' questions. Vegan food samples will be provided. Space is limited.
Please RSVP to: www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/236956207
Event: Thursday, February 16, 6:30-8:00pm.
The Personal and Ecological Benefits of Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition
Carol D’Anca, MS, CNS, LDN – President of Food not Meds, Inc., is an integrative nutritionist, bestselling author, public speaker, practitioner and founder of the Academy of Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking. Her mission is to raise nutritional awareness, inspire dietary change and improve the health of the nation. Her new book: “Real Food for Healthy People; is a recipe and resource guide. Ms. D’Anca’s lecture will help you gain a historical perspective of dietary changes in the U.S. and around the globe over the past 100 years, the resultant illnesses, the toll it has taken on our environment and how we can reverse this trend. This program is for anyone with beginning awareness in the topic to those already committed to doing their part to save the planet and improve their health with whole food plant based nutrition.
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