First Wednesday of the Month Restaurant Dinner
Join Northern Vegans for our monthly dinners every first Wednesday of the month at 6PM. Everyone is welcome.
September 2nd – Picnic (bring your own food, not a potluck) at Harlow Park in Marquette
October 7th – Temaki & Tea in Marquette
November 4th – Iron Bay Restaurant in Marquette
Please order vegan* options when joining us. No RSVP is required. Everyone is welcome.
*Vegan omits all animal products including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. Anything from the plant kingdom is vegan.
Second Monday of the Month Potluck – September 14th (cancelled), October 12th and November 9th.
Potlucks start at 6pm in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The August 10th Picnic will still be at 6pm but at Miner’s Park in Negaunee. For safety concerns, we won’t be sharing food at this event. Please bring your own food to eat at the Northern Vegans’ August picnic.
Bring a vegan* dish to pass (except at the August 10th event). If possible please also bring table settings (plates, cutlery, cups) to help reduce waste. *Vegan omits all animal products including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. Anything from the plant kingdom is vegan.
Northern Vegans was founded in May of 2006 by seven people interested in creating a social and educational forum to promote the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and foster a healthy and compassionate society. We are located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) on the south shore of the great Lake Superior. Group participation is varied with people of all ages and walks of life bringing with them diverse perspectives. There are no membership fees or sign up forms (other than for our general email list). All are welcome—vegans, vegetarians, and those who are veg-curious.
Why Vegan (veegan)
The term vegan was coined by Donald Watson in 1944. Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.
For The Animals
“Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man’s supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. They had also brought out the truth that man eats not for enjoyment but to live.”
For Human Health
“We have found that people not only slim down, but also see their cholesterol levels plummet and their blood pressure fall. If they have diabetes, it typically improves and sometimes even disappears. Arthritis pains and migraines often vanish, and energy comes racing back. Sluggishness vanishes, and they look and feel radiant.”
–Dr. Neal Bernard
For The Earth
“Let’s start with the most prominent ecological crisis of our time: global warming. When you look seriously at the numbers, you find that switching from a meat-based to a plant-based diet would do more to curb and reverse global warming than any other initiative.”
–T. Colin Campbell
For Social Justice
“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual, a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive, on the contrary it is the active refusal to cooperate in injustice.”
–Gary L. Francione
There are a variety of ways to get involved with Northern Vegans depending on your level of interest.
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Lend a hand with hanging event posters, staffing vegan information tables, helping with event set-up/clean-up, etc.
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