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, November 14: Environmental Ethics with RVC Professor, Dr. Brian Wagner. We have only one earth to inhabit. In this presentation, we will examine those narratives that would dismiss the existence of climate change, as well as the science that testifies to its reality, how religion and environmentalism are not mutually exclusive, and how it is possible to find a reasonable solution to the issues of pollution and population growth within a faith-based context. Brian Wagner has been a professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Rock Valley College for nine years. He he holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Philosophy and his Associates of Arts in Foreign Languages. His class subjects include World Religions, Environmental Ethics, Non-western Philosophy, and Logic.
Tuesday, December 12: Rockford University Professor Troy Skwor, Ph.D. "Human Influence on Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment".
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!!