United Poultry Concerns’ 6th Annual Conscious Eating Conference once again bring expert speakers to Berkeley, CA to share ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and other animals.
The conference explores the ethics of eating and the effect of agriculture on animals and the planet, and why it matters.
This year the conference focuses on the question, How Does Religion Help or Hinder Animal Liberation? According to Pew research, 84% of the world population, and 78% of the U.S. population, consider themselves religious or have a religious identity. Many animal activists believe that spiritual communities are a “low-hanging fruit” for vegan advocacy, but are they? What do various religions say about our relationship to animals and the natural world? Should we work within these communities or leave religion behind? We will explore these questions through speakers representing Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Atheism.
Conscious Eating Conference Featured Speaker: Carol Adams!
Carol Adams is a feminist-vegan advocate, activist, and the author of numerous books including The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory.
Don’t miss seeing this legend of the animal advocacy community on March 11 in Berkeley, CA.
Cost for attending this conference is $15/$25 at the door and free for students with ID. Registration includes a continental breakfast of vegan pastries, fruit, coffee, and tea as well as a vegan lunch. Lunch will be Grilled “Parmesan” Polenta Cakes with caponata, sautéed vegetables with Italian herbs, tomatoes, and garlic herb bread. The polenta will be gluten-free.
Please check out the Chico Vegan Facebook group for info on carpooling.