June 24, 2008

Let Live Dinner And Of Course The Conference, too…

by IsaChandra

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!



  • June 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm: Lisa (Show Me Vegan)

    I read your Satya article on culinary activism and would love to hear more. Unfortunately I can’t make the conference but just knowing that it exists is very cool.

  • June 25, 2008 at 4:16 am: Melisser

    I wish I could have been there for the dinner & I also wish I could be there this weekend! I hope everything goes wonderfully!

  • June 25, 2008 at 7:43 am: Will Potter

    It’s disturbing that the infamous vegan waffle sandwich cart isn’t anywhere on the conference agenda. I’m going to have to speak to someone in charge.

  • June 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm: Vegan Dad

    Just looked through the pics and came to two conclusions:
    1. I need to get more creative with salad.
    2. I need to get some tattoos.

  • June 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm: Elaine Vigneault

    What a great set of presenters! And the food looks awesome too.

  • June 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm: KatieJane

    Strong like bull!

  • June 27, 2008 at 12:45 pm: kittee

    everything looked wundervilt.

    xo
    kittee

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    “Glenn Goetz” is Glenn Gaetz.That vowel makes a big difference.And he is very nice,and very very attractive,too.You should be friends with him.He’s kind of a ginger.

  • June 28, 2008 at 6:06 pm: Murph

    It’s been awesome to see veg activities in Portland grow exponentially over the years. It warms the cockles of me cynical heart with hope and love.

  • June 30, 2008 at 3:18 pm: Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co.

    Wow looks awesome!

  • July 12, 2008 at 5:55 pm: mo

    Looks like someone is giving the salad an I.V.! Where can I find the recipe for the brownies?

  • July 14, 2008 at 10:40 pm: Katie

    I am interested in veganism & I just wanted to say that this blog is such a great resource! Thanks :)

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    well i am glad to here that people still are wondering about this thing ..

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    Looks like someone is giving the salad an I.V.! Where can I find the recipe for the brownies?

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