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Recap of the 2011 Meatout event

Christina Wilson introduced Dr. Connie Sanchez, N.D
Christina Wilson introduced Dr. Connie Sanchez, N.DJill Harrigan

Meatout is the world's largest grassroots diet education campaign. At these locally hosted events, activists ask attendees to "kick the meat habit” and explore a wholesome plant based diet. Local Meatout organizers Brett Bradley and Christina Wilson put on a great event today at the Aurora Public Library. This gathering was sponsored by Denver based non-profit organization, Vegetarian Society of Colorado.

Local Meatout organizers Brett Bradley and Christina Wilson
Local Meatout organizers Brett Bradley and Christina Wilson Jill Harrigan

Attendees received free vegan samples, such as So Delicious and Tofutti brand "ice cream sandwiches," Wayfare vegan cheese spread, Tofurkey "sausage," and Primal Spirit Food primal strips. Information tables were set up with free leaflets, buttons, temporary tattoos, and vegan friendly books from the library.

The people who gathered were also lucky enough to hear two insightful lectures on the health benefits of vegan living. Writer Mark Warren Reinhardt kicked off the event at 10:30am, and Dr. Connie Sanchez, N.D spoke at 11:30am. The two lectures, complete with question and answer sections, wrapped up by 1pm, leaving time for people to mill about for awhile and socialize. Many individuals even signed a pledge to eliminate animal consumption from their lives on March 20th 2011 in support of 2011's Meatout. Even if you were unable to attend this event, will you make this pledge? To understand why "kicking the meat habit" is beneficial to all, click here.

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