Going vegan does not have to happen overnight, says author Carol J. Adams.
Instead, she encourages those curious about the lifestyle change to begin with something as simple as trying non-dairy milk, continuing the process gradually from there.
Adams will share tips and tricks for maintaining a vegan lifestyle during an upcoming talk about her newly released book, Protest Kitchen.
The event will take place at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. A free vegan lunch provided by Mahtay Café will follow.
Adams, a feminist-vegan advocate, activist and independent scholar, will discuss the work that went into Protest Kitchen and answer questions about the content during the event. Copies of Protest Kitchen will also be available for purchase, and Adams will be on-hand to sign copies and mingle with guests during the lunch.
Co-authored with Virginia Messina, the book pairs recipes with daily actions that serve as a guide for making broader lifestyle changes.
Brock Visual Arts Professor Keri Cronin, who organized the event, has been a fan of Adams since her days as an undergraduate student.
“Carol is a very engaging and entertaining speaker, so I’m looking forward to her presentation,” said Cronin. “I also am very happy that we will be able to bring some of her ideas to life by providing a free vegan meal as part of the event.”
Adams has been writing for more than 20 years and has authored several successful books including The Sexual Politics of Meat and Living Among Meat Eaters: The Vegetarian’s Survival Guide.
The event is free and open to staff, faculty, students and the community. Cronin encourages everyone — vegan or not — to attend.
“Even if someone isn’t vegan or has no intention of going vegan, I’m hoping that they will see how the choices they make do not happen in isolation,” Cronin explained. “Making small changes can have a powerful impact.”
The event starts at 11 a.m. in room MW156 of the downtown arts school. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required due to limited seating.
Adams’ visit and the lunch have been made possible by Niagara VegFest, VegFund and Niagara Action for Animals.
For more information about Carol J. Adams, Protest Kitchen or the book talk, visit caroljadams.com.