An Ethical Alternative: Veganism with Gary Yourofsky
Mon, Mar 24
3:30 PM — 4:45 PM
NAC160 Convent Avenue137th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Vegan activist Gary Yourofsky will speak out on the moral imperatives of a vegan diet.As of January 1, 2014, Gary Yourofsky has given 2,495 lectures to more than 60,000 people at 180 schools in 30 states and several Israeli cities/schools, including the U. of Alabama, U. of Florida and Georgia Tech. His lecture has been translated into more than 30 languages for over 7 million YouTube hits. Activists in Israel created the Hebrew website GARY-TV and convinced two major vegan companies to put that site's URL directly on their packages! To view accolades from the Israeli press since 2012, check out the English translation of the site.
Wayne State University journalism professor Jack Lessenberry, who has written for the The NY Times, The Oakland Press (MI), The Metro Times (MI) and The Toledo Blade, once said this about Michigan's most outspoken animal rights activist: "We murder billions of animals each year, and that's what Yourofsky has dedicated his young life to fighting. Actually, he knows he can't do much to stop it but he intends to raise our consciousness. Frankly, when I went to interview Yourofsky, I expected to meet a fanatic. Afterward, not only did I find him frighteningly sane and mostly convincing, I had the rather uneasy feeling that always comes when you realize that you are a hypocrite."