EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE OXFORD VEGAN FESTIVAL
VIP and disabled entry is 10am onwards
Standard entry is from 10.30am to 5pm
PROGRAMME FOR SATURDAY
Stalls are all on the ground floor and first floor. The first floor also has 2 talks/films rooms.
ROOM 1 – TALKS
11.00am-12noon – – Natalia Doran of Urban Squirrels – DISPELLING THE MYTH OF THE EVIL GREY SQUIRREL
Myth of the Evil Grey Squirrel can be formulated as follows: they are an invasive alien species, they replace the native red squirrel, destroy trees and reduce the bird population. Natalie supports grey squirrels and wants to share with you her experience with these charming and intelligent animals. The talk will shine a spotlight on the irrational anthropocentric paradigm in conservation that justifies the killing of some animals to help others.
12:00-13:00 Katie Harkins – Save movement
An introduction to the animal rights movement that has swept across the globe in recent months. Through the method of peaceful protest, The Save Movement aims to bear witness to the plight of these innocent beings and offer them a few moments of compassion before they are taken away to their deaths. Animal activism can take many forms and bearing witness is a great place to begin.
13:00-14:00 Sea shepherd
Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife around the UK’s coastline.
14:00-15:00 Dana Levy – Economics of sustainability
There is a fundamental challenge of economics when it comes to sustainability in that plant-based, ‘planet friendly’ products are inherently more expensive than petro-chemical based ones. This creates a barrier to smaller brands becoming mainstream as the reality is people tend to put pocket before planet. How do we convince the world that part of the solution is to pay more for products and shift demand away from the larger food & FMCG industries
15:00-16:00 ATTIC Tea
From its therapeutic healing properties to its ability to properly hydrate us, the Tea Plant can improve our health in many ways. It offers essential nutrients that encourage the healthy functioning of our bodies, a unique amino-acid that boosts serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain and high vibrational energy to support our emotional health.
ROOM 2 –TALKS AND FILMS
11:30-12:30 Oxford Vegan Action Group
12:30-1.30pm – Dominic Dyer, CEO of Badger Trust – CANCELLED
1:30pm-2.30pm – Paul Freestone – History of Vegetarianism and veganism
2.35pm – Film: Cowspiracy, The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.