Huntsville Vegans

Welcome to our monthly newsletter!
October 2011 Volume 1, Issue 1

Po t l u c k i n t h e Pa r k
Huntsville Vegans held our first Potluck in the Park on Sunday, September 11. After a bit of confusion with finding the picnic area of the Greenway, the potluck got underway with a welcome from Organizer Mike. Lucy lit a candle for all of the animals in the world, and brochures from Vegan Outreach were available on a nearby table. We had a variety of delicious dishes, including: lasagna with polenta, Chana Masala over rice, oatmeal drop cookies, chili, chocolate chip cookies, BBQ Tofu, Potato salad, fruit salad, and traditional Russian dishes. Check out our Facebook page to see recipes posted by attendees. We had a great turn out, with vegans traveling from Pell City and Anniston to participate! Our next Potluck in the Park will be on Sunday, October 9, 4:00pm—7:00pm in Creekwood Park in Madison. Our theme is Americana, with a twist.
Vegan food galore at our first potluck in Creekwood Park in Madison.

In this issue:

Potluck in the Park


Vegan Month of Food


Faces of Vegan


About Us


Bring your favorite vegan dish to share, a blanket to sit on, and come hang out!

Want to get involved?
Come to our weekly meetup, Fridays at 6pm @ Olde Towne Coffee Friend us on Facebook: huntsville.vegans

November is the Vegan Month of Food writing challenge. Created on Post Punk Kitchen as a nod to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), Vegan MoFo is a challenge for people to blog about vegan topics. According to the website, ―The blog entries can be about anything food related – your love of tongs, your top secret tofu pressing techniques, the first time your mom cooked vegan for you, vegan options in Timbuktu – you get the idea, right? If not, browse around on some of our round-ups and you’ll catch on fast!‖ ( While Vegan MoFo does not have any restrictions on how often bloggers post, they encourage bloggers to write every weekday (or the equivalent, roughly 20 days for the month). If you don’t feel like blogging, but like to read blogs about veganism, visit the blogroll of participating bloggers at

Email us with your questions:

―The Faces of Vegan PROJECT is a collaborative video project that will show the world what vegans look like. The video will be made of photos (and/or short video clips) of real, genuine vegans … in all our wonderful diversity. ― The deadline to submit to the project is November 1, 2011. The video will be edited and will appear online by the end of November: ―Video will be online and ready for viewing at 12:01 am EST November 24, 2011 (that’s first thing Thanksgiving morning).‖ Requirements:

A few more (important) things … Please label your image file with your first and last name. Photos and video must be clear and well-lit. Photos and video must be unretouched, including no resizing and no text added. Send the image or video file just as it came out of your camera. Photo and video files must be no larger than 8MB. SEND your photo or video submission to:

Want to show the world that you are a vegan? Here’s your chance to appear in a video:

The requirements are that the photo or video show your face and the words I AM VEGAN. Groups, of course, can say WE ARE VEGAN. Video can include audio that says ―I AM VEGAN‖ or ―WE ARE VEGAN‖ but must also include it in written words in some way. Please keep any video short and realize it will be edited for time and content.

Take a picture of yourself and submit it by November 1, 2011. Visit the website:

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. —Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)

A b o u t H u n t s v i l l e Ve g a n s
Huntsville Vegans was formed in the summer of 2011. We meet regularly to socialize, collaborate, and make the world a better place for all creatures. We are working to develop our group into a force for good in the Huntsville area by promoting ethical consumption and asserting the presence and consideration of Vegans and Veganism in our city. Animal exploitation happens every day, and not just on the way to your neighbor’s plate. Our Purpose:

 Meet like-minded people, share food, and have fun  Provide educational resources about ethical consumption, vegetable–based nutrition, and vegan outreach for our community  Provide information, friendship, and support for new or prospective vegans  Attract and promote veg*n businesses and organizations in Huntsville  Find opportunities to actively change our community, and the world at large, for the better  Partner with Food Not Bombs, local community gardens, or provide a vegan/group presence with local secular aid
organizations to help human animals

 Secure and sponsor guest speakers and special events  Stop some killing. Or torturing. Or exploiting. For human or non-human, our ultimate aim as individuals and as a group is to
minimize suffering, as much as we can

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful