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Veganic For Climate: Panel and Reception

August 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


As San Francisco gears up for the Global Climate Action Summit, Seed the Commons has launched #Veganic4Climate, a campaign that aims to center agriculture in the conversation on global warming and promote veganic farming as the basis of a climate-friendly food system. Join us as we present our campaign and speak of the why and how of veganic farming. The evening will include a panel with Nassim Nobari, Chema Hernández Gil and Mona Seymour, followed by a free vegan reception.


6:30 Doors open. No admission after 7:30PM

6:45-7:00PM Welcome and Presentation of #Veganic4Climate

7:00-8:30PM Panel

7:00PM The Rise of Animal Agriculture Advocacy in the Environmental Movement
7:20PM Building Equity, Fighting Climate Change with Lessons from the Milpa
7:40PM Moving Veganic Agriculture Forward in the United States
8:00PM Q&A

8:30-9:30PM Reception with light vegan refreshments

This event is free, but donations are welcome to cover our costs and support the #Veganic4Climate campaign. Axiom pizza will also serve vegan pizza with a suggested donation to help raise funds.


Nassim Nobari is a co-founder of Seed the Commons. She will speak about why the environmental movement promotes small-scale animal agriculture, focusing in particular on the current trend that touts grazing as a solution to climate change, and she will show how these models reproduce some of the same problems they purport to solve.

Chema Hernández Gil is a co-founder of Seed the Commons. He will look towards pre-Columbian Mexico to reflect on how a food system based on vegan agroecological practices can help build our vision for tomorrow: urban societies that are equitable and sustainable.

Mona Seymour is a professor of Environmental Science at Loyola Marymount University. She will speak of the state of veganic farming in the United States and how to help the veganic movement grow.



August 3, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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