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VegWeek 2018 at the University of Michigan

Dr. Will Tuttle, Dr. Joel Kahn, Marc Ramirez, Dan McKernan, and UM Professors

VegWeek 2018 VegWeek 2018
VegWeek is a week dedicated to animals, the environment, and health. From March 12-16, the Michigan Animal Respect Society (MARS), in partnership with Michigan Dining, the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program (UMSFP), the Campus Farm at the University of Michigan, and Planet Blue Student Leaders, will be hosting a 5-day series of events surrounding the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Monday-Friday (Mar 12-16): MDining will be showcasing veg offerings throughout dining halls!

Tuesday (Mar 13 - 7-8:30pm Dana 1040): Dr. Joel Kahn - America's Healthy Heart Doc - an MD alum from the U of M and cardiologist, will be lecturing on the health benefits of plant-based diets. The talk will be accompanied by delicious, heart-healthy samples.

Wednesday (Mar 14 - 7-9pm Dana 1040): MARS will be co-hosting a screening of the documentary FORKS OVER KNIVES with UMSFP. The film will be accompanied by a catered dinner from Jerusalem Garden and a Q&A with Marc Ramirez, a former UM Football Player whose life was drastically changed after watching the film.

Thursday (Mar 15 - 7-8:30pm Dana 1040): MARS will be hosting a panel of UM professors that have adopted a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. They will be presenting on topics of public health, environmental sustainability, and ethics. The lineup of professors includes Debra Levantrosser (Engineering), Dr. James Gramprie (Medicine), Dr. Mark Hunter (Ecology), Luis Sfeir-Younis (Sociology), and Fern Macdougal (Sustainable Food Systems). The talks will be accompanied by free chili and cookies from Debra Levantrosser's vegan food truck, Shimmy Shack!

Friday: (Mar 16 - 5-7:30pm Dana 1040): Eating for World Peace: VegWeek Finale at the U of M: The final day of VegWeek will showcase a buffet put on by MDining, Planet Blue Student Leaders, UMSFP, FCF, and MARS. In order to highlight sustainable eating, the menu will be entirely plant-based, incorporate Campus Farm produce, and some dishes will highlight the problem of food waste. Before the dinner, Dr. Will Tuttle (author of the acclaimed best-seller, The World Peace Diet) and Daniel McKernan (Founder & Executive Director of Barn Sanctuary) will discuss the environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-centric diet.
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When and Where

Dining Halls

March 2018

6:00am - 9:00pm

Map Dana Natural Resources Building - 1040

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Map Dana Building - 1040

7:00pm - 9:00pm
7:00pm - 8:30pm
5:00pm - 7:30pm

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