September/October 2005 Alternative Health
Northwest VEG is bringing to Portland two prominent authors and advocates
for a vegetarian diet.
On Sept. 27, at 7:00 pm, Howard Lyman, fourth-generation cattle rancher
and author of Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't
Eat Meat, will show his new documentary film Mad Cowboy and speak at
the First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave., Portland. A donation
of $5 at the door will be requested, although no one will be turned
away for lack of funds. For more about Howard Lyman, check out www.madcowboy.com.
On Sept. 29 at 7:30 pm, Erik Marcus, author of Meat Market: Animals,
Ethics and Money, will discuss his new book, including the advantages
of vegetarian eating and how easy it is to make the switch. He also
will address why the animal protection movement has failed to win significant
progress for animals, and how the movement could be restructured to
produce rapid social change. This free event will take place at Powell's
Bookstore, NW 10th Ave. & W Burnside St., Portland. To learn more
about Erik, visit www.erikmarcus.com.
For more information about Northwest VEG, a local educational nonprofit,
or call 503-224-7380.