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Will Potter's Australia and New Zealand Speaking Tour
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 17 July 2013

In late July and early August this year, my friend Will Potter - from website Green is the New Red and author of the book with the same name - will be in Australia and New Zealand for a speaking tour.

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Will is discussing how corporations are working across borders to criminalize animal rights and environmental activists as terrorists.

He starts off at the New Zealand Animal Rights Conference, and then over to Australia.

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Staging Effective Events & Engaging Volunteers Video & Flyer
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 11 July 2013

I gave a 60 minute workshop on Staging Effective Events & Engaging Volunteers at the North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on Saturday 22 June.

Here's the Blurb:
How to engage and empower community members to use their skills and expertise to solve the problems that exists in our universe. Leigh-Chantelle will use her previous experience with events and volunteers in the vegan, animal rights, environmental and feminist movements to impart her knowledge and inspire others to become effective activists – both in person and online.
 
Topics include (but are not limited to):
Staging Effective Events:
  • Goals, Aims and how to gauge Achievements
  • Who and What you need
  • Venue and Transportation
  • Public Liability, Licences and Regulations
  • Grants, Budget & Covering Costs
  • Marketing, Promotion, Networking & Word of Mouth
  • Environmental Practices & Leaving No Trace
Team Building & Engaging Volunteers:
  • Inspiring passion in others
  • Leading by Example
  • Working together & Autonomy
  • Respecting differing opinions and work styles
  • Focusing on Strengths and working on Challenges
  • Engaging every age at all stages

Here's the handouts:

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Do you have any Pets? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: Do you have any Pets?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
101 Leading Sites Vegan Healthy Eating: Holistic Nutrition
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 09 July 2013

Holistic Nutrition Degree posted their list of their Top 101 Leading Sites Vegan Healthy Eating.

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Viva la Vegan! is number 48.

View the list.

 
How do I Deal with Non-Vegans? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 05 July 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: How do I Deal with Non-Vegans?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Article in the Examiner: Leigh-Chantelle & Vegan Evolution
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 03 July 2013

from the Examiner who writes about animal advocacy wrote a lovely article on me recently.

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Here's how it starts:

Cheerful, with a ribbon in her hair - an exclamation point of togetherness on the top of the world. Her demeanor radiates gently. Like glowing flower petals floating to the ground, she plants a soft and shimmering trail to follow. While her distinctive Australian accent dictates her place of birth and residence, she is a woman of the earth, a gatherer of positive people, a leader of the world community. She is Leigh-Chantelle.

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Videos of my Talks from Anti-Fur Society Conference
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 28 June 2013

The Anti-Fur Society Conference took place on Friday May 31 - Sunday June 2 in Alexandria, Virginia. I gave a couple of talks at the event, attended more talks and got to see some of my friends. Here's the videos and photos:

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What's the difference between being Vegetarian & Vegan? Vid
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: What's the difference between being Vegetarian & Vegan?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Video Talks from Vida Vegan Con 2013
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Vida Vegan Con took place in Portland, Oregon on Friday 24 - Sunday 26 May. Once again it was a great event and a great opportunity to see other vegan (bloggers) from around the world.

Ethics_talk_fromatovegan.comPhoto by fromatovegan.com

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Dana Ellyn, Vegan Painter - Art & Inspiration
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 20 June 2013

Dana Ellyn is a DC resident and full-time painter who lives and paints in her studio in downtown Washingto, DC. Ellyn committed herself to full-time status in 2002 when she decided to leave her corporate job and pursue painting. She graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in Art History and Fine Art in 1992.  She has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, most recently in Baltimore, Maryland; Barcelona, Spain; Norfolk, Virginia; Casablanca, Morocco; Westhampton, New York; Louisville, Kentucky; and Washington DC. The paintings of Dana Ellyn embody a fearless self-exploratory manifestation of modernity.  Collected internationally, Dana’s sly humor and painterly skill entice the viewer to re-interpret the zeitgeist.
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What's the difference between Killing Plants & Animals - Vid
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: What's the difference between Killing Plants & Killing Animals?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Is Smoking Vegan? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: Is Smoking Vegan?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
As a Vegan, do you Wear Leather Shoes or Jackets? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 05 June 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: As a Vegan, do you Wear Leather Shoes or Jackets?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
First Annual Oceania Critical Animal Studies conference July
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 04 June 2013

Don’t miss out on the First Annual Oceania Critical Animal Studies conference to be held at the University of Canberra Saturday 6 July, titled Animal Liberation and Social Justice: An Intersectional Approach to Social Change. Check out what Lara Drew, an Oceania committee member of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies has to say about the conference and what it is about.

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If an Animal is Treated Well, is it okay to Eat or use them
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: If an Animal is Treated Well, is it okay to Eat them or use them?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
21st Century - The Age of Protection new book by Bob Timmons
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The E-Book 21st Century - The Age Of Protection by Bob Timmons will be officially launched on 8 June, World Ocean Day

This is a massive 90+ page book about the journey of Bob, from 6 years ago when he watched a documentary called Sharkwater and how it started him on his mission to paint the stories of the ocean with 50 art pieces inside.

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Interview with CHRY FM - Veganism & Commercialisation
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 23 May 2013

Joanna & Meghan from CHRY 105.5 FM interviewed me last Wednesday 15 May on Veganism & Commercialism for the Independent Arts Report. CHRY 105.5 FM is a campus and community-based radio located in York University, Toronto, Canada.

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Listen Here or click the play button below. The interview is just under 14 minutes and I speak about:

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How Hard is it to Travel When you're Vegan? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: How Hard is it to Travel When you're Vegan?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Why Do Vegans Care more about Animals than People? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: Why Do Vegans Care more about Animals than People?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
My Upcoming Vegan & Animal Rights Events in the USA
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 13 May 2013

I'm off to the US again (via Fiji) starting late tonight. I'm speaking at various events whilst I'm abroad. Here's the list:

Vida Vegan Con

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