Putting the finishing touches on the salad
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Let Live Conference benefit dinner and to everyone who helped prepare and serve it. Especially Katie and Jessie from Sweetpea and Lisa for lending the kitchen to us for the night. I learned so much about my cohorts. Like that Katie can lift the heaviest pans in the world, as if they are cars and her babies are trapped under there. And Emiko either really loves doing dishes or has a strong work ethic. It was really gratifying to work with such goddam competent people! Dinner went off without a hitch (except for a small grease fire) and I think a good time was had by all. I actually didn’t get enough pics of the food, but one of the diners, veganaddict, got shots of everything! If anyone else got pics let me know. I got some pics of us working on stuff on other ephemera here. Edited to add: Jess of Get Sconed has a wrap up on her blog, thanks Jess!
Katie and the brownie batter
And now down to business. This weekend the actual conference is happening and I am so excited about it! All of the workshops and speakers look incredibly enticing. And I don’t just say that because I am one of them, check these out: Organizing Grassroots Groups with Lauren Ornelas, Nathan Runkle and J. Johnson (because sometimes we’re sitting around with our friends doing nothing), Solo Activism with Veda Stram and Mark Hawthorne (cause sometimes we have no vegan friends!), Verbal Self Defense with Pulin Modi (because sometimes people are mean), Becoming the Media and Getting Creative with Jessie Duquette, Glenn
Goetz Gaetz and one Josh Hooten (because making our own media is fun!), Researching Animal Abuse with Peter Young and Nathan Runkle (because information is power and Peter Young is cute!), Exposing the Green Scare with Will Potter, Lauren Regan and David Hayden (because skateboarding shouldn’t be a crime, but driving a car should! And I’m sure all the presenters are cute, too.) Food Fight has posted the entire schedule in PDFs in both long and short formats. Check them out and register today!
My workshop on culinary activism will be on Sunday at 2:30 in room 238. I hope to see you there!