Schedule


Time

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location

Room B1287

No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake and Protein Bites

Dama Wells-Foster

Dama Wells-Foster (Owner/Co-Founder of Sol D'Licious Kitchen) can't wait to show you how to create a couple of her favorite, gluten-free friendly, easy, guilt-free, healthy, sweet treats.

 

Time

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location

Room D1630

Why A Feminist Ethic Supports A Vegan Practice

Marla Rose

There are many areas where a feminist ethic supports a vegan lifestyle and vice versa. Marla will be discussing the myriad points of intersection, from both strategies respecting our sovereignty as individuals to our ability to effect positive change in the world through our choices, our voices and our example.

 

TIME

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location

Room D1630

Vegan Nutrition: Designing an Optimal Diet

Ginny Messina

Planning a healthful vegan diet isn’t difficult when you follow just a few simple guidelines. This presentation aims to give aspiring vegans the confidence to take steps toward a more plant-based diet, and to help seasoned vegans make their diet even healthier. It includes tips for meeting nutrient needs, for dealing with food cravings, and for choosing vegan meals that fit into even the busiest lifestyle.

 

TIME

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location

Room D1630

Redefining Masculinity and the Human Experience through Veganism

Dominick Thompson

When did we decide it’s “manly” to repress our emotions, oppress the weak, and deny our shared humanity? Somewhere along the way the aspirational qualities of masculinity have been denuded by a cultural perversion of the gender norm. Because caring and compassion should not be gender specific.

 

TIME

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Room B1287

Two ways to simplify your healthy vegan cooking: air frying and pressure cooking

JL Fields

If you’re a new vegan looking for cooking shortcuts or a long-time vegan in a dietary rut, the air fryer and pressure cooker to the rescue! JL will show you simple ways to add flavor and texture to plant-based foods that cook up in minutes! On the menu for sampling: Kale and Potato Nuggets.

 

TIME

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location

Room D1630

Effective Animal Advocacy Panel

Jeff Birstler, Claire Clark, Quincy Markowitz, Harmony Franken

The effective animal advocacy panel will discuss the myriad ways in which people can advocate for institutional, individual, and societal change that benefits animals. Our panelists are all working to help animals in their own ways, but each is substantially different.

Quincy Markowitz works to advocate for egg-laying hens and birds in general through Farm Bird Sanctuary. She often educates the public on the realities of life for egg-laying hens, including those she has rescued.

Claire Clark was the President of the University of Wisconsin - Madison student animal rights group, Nature and Animal Protection, over the 2017-2018 academic year. She also served as a campus organizer for The Humane League, advocating for both institutional and individual level changes.

Jeff Birstler is also an organizer for The Humane League, advocating for assistance from the public at weekly farmer's market tables and summer festsivals in protesting the animal welfare standards of large corporations and restaurants, such as the recent #ImNotLovinIt McDonald's campaign. He also coordinates community events for Friends of Animal Liberation and assists with many other forms of activism in the Madison area.

Harmony Franken is the organizer of Greater Milwaukee Animal Save. Groups that are part of the Save movement, such as the one based in Milwaukee, encourage people to get close to animals and bear witness to their suffering, outside places like slaughterhouses.

All four panelists will speak on these and other experiences, and answer questions from the moderator about why they do what they do, why they think its effective, and even how you might get involved yourself!