Herald, Whitaker PSA, Amazing Grace, Radcliffe Collection, CSM on Meat/Global Warming, McEnroe, Conferences
February 23, 2007
Dear Boston Vegetarian Society List,
I hope you'll find something of interest among these short items!
1) Boston Herald - Living on the veg: Boston restaurant's embrace meat-free options
2) Oscar Nominee Forest Whitaker Speaks Out for Vegetarianism
3) Amazing Grace
4) Schlesinger-Radcliffe Library Houses New History of Vegetarianism Collection
5) Christian Science Monitor: American Meat Eating and Global Warming
6) Tennis Champ John McEnroe Goes Ballistic for Neutering
7) Area Classes and Conferences of Interest
1) BOSTON HERALD - LIVING ON THE VEG: BOSTON'S RESTAURANTS...
The Boston Herald did a full page story on veg dining featuring Mona and Samir Sanghani, BVS Board member. Their photo in the print paper covered an entire half page!
Living on the veg: Boston's restaurants embrace meat-free options By Mat Schaffer Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Boston is a "very vegetarian-friendly city." That's the assessment of Samir and Mona Sanghani. The couple (he manages an investment fund and she's a doctor) should know -- they're both lifelong vegetarians, and Samir is treasurer of the Boston Vegetarian Society.
Read the full article:
2) FOREST WHITAKER SPEAKS OUT FOR VEGETARIANISM
With recent Best Actor Awards from both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors' Guild, and a top contender for an Oscar at this Sunday's Academy Awards, Forest Whitaker has filmed a pro-veg PSA saying that going vegetarian is "one of the best choices I've ever made." Watch the PSA with Whitaker and his daughter: http://www.goveg.com/f-forestwhitaker.asp
3) AMAZING GRACE
Opening this weekend is the beautiful film Amazing Grace, an inspiring story of the struggle to do right against seemingly insurmountable odds. William Wilberforce, who led the parliamentary campaign to end the British slave trade, is best known for his passionate work towards the abolition of slavery. The film shows that he was also a passionate defender of animals. He was a founding member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
4) HISTORY OF VEG'M COLLECTION AT RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE AT HARVARD
The James C. Whitten Vegetarian Collection on the History of Vegetarianism will be housed at the prestigious Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard. It contains over 200 books, hundreds of periodicals and pamphlets, trade cards, menus, pins and buttons of the last ten years, also rare texts from the 18th century to the 20th century from the U.S. and Europe. The collection documents vegetarian cooking, vegetarian philosophy, animal rights activism, the politics of vegetarian and anti-vegetarian groups---and much more, including a bright green guitar pick made for Linda McCartney, inscribed "Linda" on one side and "go veggie" on the other side.
This is a noncirculating library and is open to the public.
Schlesinger Library Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 10 Garden Street, Cambridge Telephone: 617-495-8647
5) CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: AMERICAN MEAT EATING & GLOBAL WARMING
February 20, 2007 - Humans' beef with livestock: a warmer planet American meat eaters are responsible for 1.5 more tons of carbon dioxide per person than vegetarians every year. By Brad Knickerbocker Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
Read the full article at http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0220/p03s01-ussc.html
6) JOHN McENROE GOES BALLISTIC FOR NEUTERING
With Spay Day USA coming up on Feb. 27, tennis champion John McEnroe spoofs his reputation for having a fiery on-court temperament and shouting "You cannot be serious!" to an umpire during a Wimbledon match in a PSA to promote spay/neuter that made me laugh out loud. Watch the PSA here: http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=john_mcenroe_psa
Info on pet overpopulation and Spay Day USA:
7) AREA CLASSES AND CONFERENCES
Thursday, March 8, 2007 7:00 - 8:30 PM "Creating and Cooking for a Vegetarian Seder" Learn and enjoy tastings of delectable vegetarian dishes to enliven your Seder table. Led by Roberta Kalechofsky, Ph.D., author and publisher of books on Jewish vegetarianism. Roberta is president of Micah Publications, a source for Jewish vegetarian and animal rights books. http://www.micahbooks.com/ Class cost is $5; a $5 coupon from Micah will be given to attendees. Reserve by March 6 by calling 781-592-2200. Location: Whole Foods, 331 Paradise Rd., Swampscott (North Shore)
Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25, 2007 United Poultry Concerns’ 7th Annual Conference Topic: "Inadmissible Comparisons" Co-hosted by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Lantern Books NYU Law School, New York City Info:
Friday evening - Sunday, March 30 - April 1, 2007 The Future of Animal Law Conference *Designed for attorneys and law students* Top minds in the field of animal law will discuss cutting-edge legal strategies to stop the abuse of companion animals, and animals abused in factory farming and the entertainment business; to educate prosecutors; and to foster the development of animal law. Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusetts
Saturday, April 7, 2007 4th Annual Conference of the Center on Animal Liberation Affairs Theme: "Bringing Human/Animal Studies into Academia: Issues and Moral Dilemmas" Hosted at the University of Maine in Orono Info: http://www.cala-online.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
That's it for today!