From Rene Ratliff –
VegFest 2013 – Vegan Tastefest and Expo April 21
Presented by VegMichigan, VegFest features notable local and national speakers, including A trailblazing female in the world of stand-up comedy Carol Leifer; NBA champ John Salley; Author, Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Neal Barnard, M.D.; World-renowned ultramarathon champion and former 24-hour American record holder
(165.7 miles—6 ½ marathons in one day) Scott Jurek; Author, artist and activist Ruby Roth and others on the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.
Ann Arbor Veg Week April 22 – 28
Ann Arbor’s first ever Veg Week is planned for April 22-28, 2013, an initiative of VegMichigan, the state’s largest, nonprofit vegetarian organization. This nationwide event, when thousands of people come together to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet is coming to Ann Arbor. Individuals pledge to eat only vegan or vegetarian foods for one week to improve their health, reduce their impact on the environment, and save the lives of animals. There are many exciting events planned in Ann Arbor, including a Kickoff Event with Mayor John Heiftje and NBA Star and former Detroit Piston John Salley. Other events include a film screening, expert talks, grocery store tours, a vegan potluck and mo