We’ve got a treat for you just after International Women’s Day. Join us in celebrating women in the vegan movement and the connection between veganism and feminism.
We’ve teamed up with Heartcure Collective to host an event in Sheffield on 11th March 2018 to celebrate vegan women making positive changes in the world.
All profits from the event will go towards Heartcure Collective’s effort to open a vegan social centre in Sheffield. You can read all about the development here.
Here’s what’s happening on the day.
A member of the Psychology of Women section of the British Psychological Society and researcher at Leeds Beckett University, Sarah’s work is based around feminist intersectionality based on gender, class, race, ethnicity, power and identity.
Megan will be reading a selection of poetry addressing animal cruelty and the vegan movement.
Emily is a vegan activist and has held numerous talks on veganism and feminism in the past. This time, she’ll be focusing on self care for vegans coping with the guilt and burden of animal cruelty. If you ever feel that pang when you see an animal destined for slaughter, Emily will help you to fuel that pain into positive action.
Every time we see Rehana speak we come away feeling inspired. At this event she’ll be talking about the links between veganism, the dairy industry and motherhood. We’re very excited to see what she has to say.
We’re beyond excited that the amazing Bright Zine are coming all the way from London to celebrate the links between veganism and feminism with us. Laura, Tamsin and Roxy will talk about running a successful vegan business and they’ll also have a stall for their awesome zines and clothing.
Last International Women’s Day we spoke to Melanie for our plant-powered women piece. This year she’ll be taking to the stage at the event to talk about using creativity as activism. Check out her award-winning short film, The Herd.
Fiona Oakes is a vegan ultra marathon runner and founder of Tower Hill Stables animal sanctuary where she cares for 400 rescued animals. She’ll be illustrating that you can be vegan and strong, both physically and in the rescue arena.
Meg has made waves for the vegan and zero waste communities in Sheffield through her role as Development Officer at the University of Sheffield – from introducing reusable coffee cups and bulk bins in the students union to holding talks on why a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat climate change.
I’ll be talking a little about Pig Out Zine and why we started this website, but I’ll mostly be focusing on food as activism. Come and find out how we can use food to open minds, start conversations and change perceptions.
Because we’re always thinking about food, we figured guests might want some tasty treats to enjoy while taking in all the amazing talks. So we’ve lined up some of the finest female-fronted vegan food businesses Sheffield has to offer.
Burgerloz will be dishing up some of their famous vegan junk food.
Like desserts? Well Rawkus will be on dessert duties, serving up raw, vegan, gluten-free treats.
The ethical mobile cafe will be swinging by with their range of organic, fairly traded, locally sourced ingredients.
Soft-baked, squidgy little circles of love. The Little Vegan Cookie Company make the best vegan cookies (in our opinion!), just like the freshly baked cookies you get in paper bags at the supermarket.
See you in the queues.
Our buddies Heartcure Clothing need no introduction. They’re making some of the hottest vegan threads you can buy so make sure you’ve got enough pocket money for a new t-shirt.
Alongside Meg’s talk, she’ll be running a stall to spread the word about reducing waste and plastic consumption. Speak to Meg for support on moving towards a simpler eco-friendly lifestyle.
Through her love of holistic therapies and jewellery, Adele wanted to create a business where other people could source and purchase beautiful pieces that will not only help them spiritually, but are fair and affordable in price.
A worldwide group of activists who bear witness to the animals destined for the slaughter house. Local activists will be here to talk to you about the power of bearing witness and how you can do more for animals on route to their deaths.
Not only is Sheffield one of the best places in the UK to be vegan IMO (and a lot of other people’s), but we’ve not got a special card that gets us discount of vegan things in the city. Talk about lucky. We wrote an article about the V Card, which you should check out.
Along with their talk, Bright Zine will also have their stall where you can grab yourself some copies of their zines and more.
Pig Out Zine
Come visit us art our stall and say hello. We want to chat with you all. And if you’ve got a couple of spare quid you can pick up a pin badge or our recipe zine. We’ll also be doing some recording for our new top-secret project so let us know if you want to take part.
Come on, no event’s complete without a good old-fashioned raffle. All the money raised will go to help support the work of Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary. We’ve got loads of great prizes.
If you can make it, let us know on the event page. This is an inclusive event – everyone is welcome.