Education and support for those interested in a vegetarian lifestyle
Vegetarians In Motion
Vegetarians in Motion meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September through June.
Please bring a vegetarian dish to pass (no meat, poultry, fish, meat broth or gelatin) that will serve 8-10 people, plus your own plate, silverware and cup.
To be considerate of vegans and people with food allergies, please label dishes if they contain eggs and/or dairy products. Recipes are appreciated.
Admission: $3 for members, $5 for non-members, no charge for children
Meetings are held in
the Social Hall of
Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural Street, Rockford.
Non-vegetarians are always welcome!
6:30pm - Potluck
7:30pm - Program
Tuesday, December 12: Rockford University Professor Troy Skwor, Ph.D. "Meat Eaters Influence on Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment". Dr. Skwor's research primarily focuses on bacteria associated with human diseases. One aspect of his research is analyzing the prevalence of antibiotic resistance from bacterial populations within the Rock River and the effect of different human and agricultural contaminants on resistant levels. These studies utilize microbial and molecular techniques identifying molecular genes associated with antibiotic resistance and furthermore determine if these bacteria can potentially cause human disease. Another research area of Dr. Skwor’s lab is developing alternative treatments to combat multiple drug resistant bacterial populations and cancer using visible light with different photosensitizers, also known as photodynamic therapy. Dr. Skwor received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Wisconsin – Madison and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He is currently a professor of Biology at Rockford University and an instructor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford.
Tuesday, January 9: Vegan baking demonstration by Polly Matranga-Happach and Lorie Parker-Weinrich, owners of Luna Bakery
Tuesday, February 13: Brenda Richter, "Raw Foods for Optimum Nutrition"
Tuesday, March 13: Kari Wheaton, "Plant Based Cheese: Better for You and the Environment".
Tuesday, April 10: Stanley Campbell will talk about his trip to Cuba and eating a plant-based diet there.
Volunteers are always needed to help setup or cleanup... come early or stay late!!