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Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: Staying Vegan in a World That Wants You To Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs


Saturday September 7, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm | Studio Theatre | Speakers

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, known as the “Joyful Vegan,” has guided countless individuals through the process of becoming vegan. In this talk (based on her upcoming new book, The Joyful Vegan, she shares her insights into why some people stay vegan and others don’t. Understanding that the food is the easy part of being vegan, Colleen turns her attention to what she believes is the most challenging—dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional aspects: being asked to defend your eating choices, living with the awareness of animal suffering, feeling the pressure (often self-inflicted) to be perfect, and experiencing guilt, remorse, and anger. Colleen will share her wisdom for navigating and overcoming these challenges and will arm audience members with solutions and strategies for staying confident with family and friends, communicating effectively, sharing enthusiasm without evangelizing, finding like-minded community, and experiencing peace of mind as a vegan in a non-vegan world.

About Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: Colleen’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals. A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, Colleen is a speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster, and author of seven books.