The case for veg history in schools

Event Date:

March 3, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

American Vegan Center

It’s said that those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Meanwhile, those who have not learned veg history have a chance to learn and profit from it, by way of a free, short presentation offered at the American Vegan Center (AVC) on Friday, March 3rd.

AVC director Vance Lehmkuhl will explain why veg history is essential to understanding Western culture, and why it should be an official offering in our educational system.

Most people, even vegetarians and vegans, are unaware of this rich field of study, in which Philadelphia co-stars as the birthplace of he U.S vegetarian movement. But the vegan impulse has motivated groups and movements throughout human history, and it intersects with both the development of social reform and with influential individuals such as Benjamin Franklin, Emmanuel Swedenborg, Louisa May Alcott, Clara Barton, Hypatia, Gandhi, Socrates and Jesus.

This brief talk will be offered here at the AVC at 10-minute intervals (time approximate) throughout the First Friday span (5:00 to 8:00 pm). Drop in and attend — you’ll receive a discount of 10% on every item in the store!

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Event Location:

  • American Vegan Center
  • 17 N. 2nd St.
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
  • 19106
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • March 3, 2023 5:00 pm   -   8:00 pm
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