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What is the Vegan Living Program?

vlpThe Vegan Living Program (VLP) is a series of educational events that cover the hows and whys of vegan living, including the ethical and environmental implications of vegan lifestyles, nutrition, cooking, meal planning, and living vegan in a not-yet-vegan world.

Each spring, we host Vegan Pledges who pledge to live vegan for the 5-week program, with the help of volunteer Vegan Coaches. Vegan Pledges receive a binder full of resources and recipes, and a goody bag of free vegan stuff to make the transition easier and more fun!

Just hearing about the Baltimore Vegan Living Program? The Vegan Pledge component of the Baltimore Vegan Living Program has concluded for 2015, however we have educational and social events planned from May through October to sustain and grow the VLP community. These events are FREE TO ATTEND and OPEN TO ALL. Please see our events page or the calendar below for details, and join the Veganism Support Meetup Group. Vegan Pledge and Coach registration for the 2016 Vegan Pledge will open in Winter 2015.

Saturday May 23rd, 1:00-3:00pm @ Govans Presbyterian Church - Eating for Life Workshop OTCA in conjunction with PEP Foods Inc presents an Eating for Life Workshop. This will be a Cooking with Tofu & Seitan demonstration by Brenda Sanders. Govans Presbyterian Church is located at 5828 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.

Saturday June 13th, 1:00-3:00pm @ Urban Business Center - Eating for Life Workshop OTCA in conjunction with PEP Foods Inc presents an Eating for Life Workshop. This will be a cooking demonstration by Chef Luz Villar of Enlightening Bellies, a vegan catering company that specializes in veganizing comfort food. The Urban Business Center is located at 1200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Saturday July 11th, 1:00-3:00pm @ Urban Business Center - Film Screening: “Lolita: Slave to Entertainment” (www.slavetoentertainment.com) Join us to watch this award-winning documentary about Lolita, an orca currently living in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium, and efforts to free her. The Urban Business Center is located at 1200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Saturday August 8th, 1:00-3:00pm @ Urban Business Center - Prisoner Letter Writing Come enjoy some vegan snacks and good company, and write to those imprisoned fighting for animal liberation. The Urban Business Center is located at 1200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Saturday September 19th, 12:00–6:00pm - OTCA Table at Vegan Soul Fest! www.VeganSoulFest.com A celebration of culture and vegan living! Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.

Saturday September 26th, 1:00-3:00pm @ Urban Business Center - Eating for Life Workshop OTCA in conjunction with PEP Foods Inc presents an Eating for Life Workshop. This will be a “Veganize It!” cooking demonstration, where guest chefs will show us how to make vegan dishes that mimic the taste, mouthfeel and total experience of traditional favorites. The Urban Business Center is located at 1200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Saturday October 24th, 2:30-4:30pm @ Herring Run Library - Vegan Men’s Discussion (Back by popular demand!) Do male-identified vegans face particular challenges and pressures in a not-yet-vegan world? This is an opportunity for male-identified vegans to come together and talk about it. The Herring Run Library is located at 3801 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213.

Veganism Support Meetup June 2014Join us at the Veganism Support Meetup Group!

The goal of the Veganism Support Meetup group is to provide a safe space for people to express their passion, excitement, trials, disappointments, successes, difficulties, challenges and triumphs while trying to live a vegan lifestyle. There is a vegan potluck and a differrent discussion topic each month. Sign up and stay tuned! The Veganism Support Meetup group is a SAFE SPACE where everyone is invited to share their thoughts, opinions and questions in a non-judgmental, guilt-free environment. Join this group online at www.meetup.com/supportingvegans.

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