Events for active vegans

At the end of each potluck gathering, facilitators announce upcoming environmental, political and social events that may be of interest to guests. November, as it turns out, is teeming with relevant and engaging happenings:

Plant-based Prevention of Disease (P-Pod) Conference — Friday-Sunday, Nov. 14-16, UNC Asheville. More information is available here and at

Screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A documentary film about animal agriculture and its impact on deforestation, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Admission is free. Details:

Vegan Meet-Up  — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, Tunnel Road Tap Haus, Whole Foods, 4 S. Tunnel Road. The meet-up is held on the third Thursday of each month. Details:

10th annual Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner —6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, Asheville North Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 364 Broadway.  All-vegan meal delivery service Eden-Out will cater the event. RSVP is required; space is limited to 100 guests. $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 10. Details:

About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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