WHAT: POTLUCK and EXCERPT SCREENING and PANEL DISCUSSION!
WHEN: March 5th, 2023
TIME: 1-3 PM
WHERE Baha'i Center of San Diego
6545 Alcala Knolls Dr, San Diego, CA 92111
Meet us in the Theater Room!
PART 1 - CREATION
Create your own Mexican Themed Bowl!
This is a THEMED POTLUCK event!
Create your own yummy bowl, based on Mexican favorites, made healthy, oil-free, and vegan!
Sign up and bring along an ingredient or a prepared dish.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR POTLUCK INGREDIENT
Love to cook? Bring a vegan & oil-free dish to include in our Mexican Themed Bowl!
Don't love to cook? Bring a prepped fresh ingredient (chopped cabbage, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, etc)
See the list of suggestions of recipes and ingredients to bring on the google doc (scroll down).
PART 2 - DISCUSSION
Film Excerpts and Panel Discussion
PlantDiego was formed in 2015, as a PlantPure Pod, part of PlantPure Communities which was inspired by the film PlantPure Nation to support those on the path to whole-food, plant-based eating! Since then we have held a few screenings of the film, but it's been a while! A brand new film is coming out THIS SPRING from the folks at PlantPure Nation called "From Food to Freedom!" Let's get together for a refresher, a few excerpts from PlantPure Nation, and a panel discussion. Here's a link to the entire film you can watch for FREE before or after the event.
WE'RE SUPER EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR PANEL MEMBERS!
Moderator: Terry Hagio
Justin Charles, MD
Justin Charles is a Yale-trained Internal Medicine physician, now pursuing additional Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine training at UC San Diego. He is a published author on plant-based nutrition and has received plant-based nutrition certifications through eCornell and Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center. He serves as President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Trainees Executive Board and a medical consultant for ActualFood, a technology-based startup that addresses systemic barriers to healthy eating to make plant-based diets the default to help treat and reverse chronic disease.
Dave has been a local animal rights and environmental activist in San Diego for years. Dave is a core organizer for San Diego Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), an executive board member of the San Diego Democrats For Environmental Action, a member of the San Diego Climate Mobilization, as well as being a long time fan of PlantDiego. Dave is also a full time Civil & Environmental Engineer with the city of San Diego.
Tracy has taught nutrition and cooking for over a decade as a Food for Life Instructor, certified with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tracy is the Co-Founder and Director of Veg-Appeal which offers educational plant-based cooking classes & personal health coaching. In 2020 she cofounded the nutritional food company Tracy’s REAL Foods with her husband. Tracy is also the Founder and Director of PlantDiego, a local nonprofit organization inspired by the movie PlantPure Nation to educate and support people in living a healthy, whole food, plant-based lifestyle. Tracy is a certified Nutritional Consultant, and holds a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell. In addition, Tracy contributed over 100 recipes for the published book -- Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness by David Kater, and has a new book coming out soon: "America Goes Vegan" with Glen Merzer.
Christopher Diercks is a retired geologist who has been eating whole food plant based foods for over 10 years. He a life-long gardener and enjoys rainwater harvesting, hiking and rock climbing.
Tanya is a local government lawyer practicing in the area of child protection. She became vegan over ten years ago after a health crisis and is now an active member of the San Diego whole food plant-based community. She loves traveling and hiking and is a committed animal rights activist.
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