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An Evening with John Oberg and Thomas Goodman & Calling All Vegans Fundraiser
August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us in giving a warm GTA welcome to two very hardworking activists: Social media guru John Oberg and Plant Dining Partnerships President Thomas Goodman, on the Toronto leg of their speaking tour.
At the same time, please support vegan programming! This will also serve as an ad hoc fundraiser to help Calling All Vegans continue their vegan-friendly broadcasting at ThatChannel, until other arrangements can be made. As you may know, ThatChannel has been struggling financially, leaving the immediate future of Calling All Vegans uncertain. They need the support of everyone in our community.
If you can’t attend, please consider donating through the “Shop Now” button (leading to PayPal) found on the Plant-Based (R)evolution Facebook page or send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. No contribution is too small!
For those who haven’t yet had the chance to attend a Calling All Vegans live taping, Sue and Alec are looking forward to sitting down for a conversation at the event with our two speakers. The interview will be live-streamed and recorded. After which, John and Thomas will each give a presentation highlighting the initiatives in which they’re involved and outlining strategies on how activists can better advance the vegan message.
There will also be a pop-up food market showcasing some of our local fabulous culinary “talent” as well as the Compassion on the Streets crew serving up some delicious snacks, available by donation, with all proceeds going to Calling All Vegans. More details to follow.
MEET OUR SPEAKERS!
JOHN OBERG is a social media pro, dedicated to making the world a kinder place for animals by strategically utilizing the power of social media. Previously, he served as Director of New Media for the international animal protection organization, The Humane League. Prior to that, John served as Director of Communications for Vegan Outreach, and he is currently a writer at Plant Based News. In his roles at THL and VO, John oversaw social media for the organizations which led to a tenfold increase in following in both, as well as over 1 billion impressions of content posted to these pages. In 2019 alone, he’s had one 100 million impressions of his own posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
THOMAS GOODMAN has been a lifelong admirer of animals, was raised meat-free, and later became a professional advocate for animals in 2014. He has since worked in various initiatives for animals such as corporate outreach, federal state and regulatory advocacy, promotion of Meatless Mondays, leafleting across North America, public speaking, welfare campaigns, community organizing, and more for the animal protection movement. In 2019, Thomas launched Plant Dining Partnerships, a US non-profit devoted to providing resources to increase accessibility of plant-based food options throughout foodservice industries in all communities, emphasizing food deserts, highlighting competitive price, taste, and convenience opportunities.