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Visit Our Facebook PageJoin The Livegan Podcast with hosts Kevin Lahey and Ben Le Roi, as they interview inspirational leaders in the animal rights community and help vegan activists become more effective. Kevin is an ex-undercover investigator with CARE and Mercy for AnimalsBen is co-founder of Nation Rising

THE LIVEGAN PODCAST The Livegan Podcast

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 33 Ratings

Visit Our Facebook PageJoin The Livegan Podcast with hosts Kevin Lahey and Ben Le Roi, as they interview inspirational leaders in the animal rights community and help vegan activists become more effective. Kevin is an ex-undercover investigator with CARE and Mercy for AnimalsBen is co-founder of Nation Rising

    E83: A New Beginning, Livegan Reborn

    E83: A New Beginning, Livegan Reborn

    A New Beginning, Livegan Reborn
    Tonight we welcome Vegan Activist Alliance (VAA) as our new host. While we will miss our audience and the podcast, we couldn’t be happier for the new chapter of Livegan. Thank you all for giving us  an amazing three years. We hope that you stay on to listen to the exciting and informative episodes VAA has lined up, and get to know an organization we regard very highly due to our shared vision and values. 
    About the founders: 
    Eloi­sa Trinidad is a total liberation activist and organizer focusing on animal rights and human rights. She uses her career in business development to work on campaigns for social good, such as The Economist Feeding the Future campaign which aims to get consumers thinking more about environmentally sustainable approaches to food production and consumption by educating them on plant-based foods, reduction of plastic use, and reduction of food waste.
    Eloisa’s path towards activism and veganism started early in life. She was raised by centennials who lived off the land, taught her to be self-sustainable, and passed down much ancestral knowledge to her. This shaped her views of empathy for all Beings, protection of our sacred Earth, and the belief in the healing power of plants.
    She is Co-founder at Vegan Activist Alliance and serves on the board of directors at Plant Powered Metro NY and on the advisory council at The Vegan Museum. She is NY Chapter President at Hip Hop is Green, a vegan organization that supports the transformation of urban youth and their communities through veganism, music, and the arts.  
    A food justice activist, she focuses on making veganism accessible to communities in need through her work at Chilis on Wheels. Recently, she started pandemic relief efforts that led to providing ongoing assistance to public school students and to hundreds of families across New York City’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
    Eloisa lives in New York City and her favorite food is fruit. She is an artist and a volunteer at Tamerlaine Animal Sanctuary.

    Tom Wramage is Co-founder at Vegan Activist Alliance, he has been vegan since 2015 and shortly after became an activist. He has been organizing educational outreach for about 3 years and participates in several local grassroots groups as well as The Save Movement vigils.   Tom is a strong community builder and believes that total liberation / collective liberation is pivotal to the animal rights movement while always centering the animals.
    Tom resides in New Jersey with his wife where they raise a vegan three year old son who loves animals and is already inquiring about being an activist.  In his free time he enjoys gardening and is a total vegan foodie who enjoys going to all the amazing vegan restaurants in the tri-state area. 
    Vincent Reardon is Co-founder at Vegan Activist Alliance and admins various Facebook vegan groups exclusive to the New York City area. He believes community building is one of the most powerful and important ways to sustain any social justice movement, including the animal rights movement. 
    He has been vegan since 2015, and an activist and educational outreach organizer for over three years. Vince loves to travel and often makes activism a part of his vacation plans.  His activism includes both animals and humans. A native and lifelong New Yorker, he loves the NYC vegan restaurant scene, but considers himself a foodie not an influencer.  
    Vince is an avid baseball fan and has witnessed games at 16 of 30 current Major League Baseball Ballparks and plans to see all 30 over the next several years.

    • 53 min
    E82: Vegan Activist Alliance with Eloisa Trinidad & Tom Wramage

    E82: Vegan Activist Alliance with Eloisa Trinidad & Tom Wramage

    Are fighting against injustices for humans and animals mutually exclusive? How do these two movements fit together? Tom Wramage and Eloisa Trinidad join Kevin and Ben to discuss the origination of the Vegan Activist Alliance and how fighting against human injustice is just as important as fighting against the injustice of animals. 

    Learn more about the VAA Vegan Activist Alliance
    www.veganactivistalliance.org

    Instagram:
    @VeganActivistAlliance

    Facebook:
    Vegan Activist Alliance

    Twitter:
    @alliance_vegan

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    E81: Food Deserts with Samantha Salmon

    E81: Food Deserts with Samantha Salmon

    Samantha Salmon is an Integrative Nutrition Coach that specializes in helping women lose weight, balance blood sugar and release stress and anxiety for total optimal health. She is the founder of RawFoodMealPlanner.com and the Raw Food Health Empowerment Podcast. She is also the author of the book, You Can afford to Be Healthy. After getting a degree in economics from New York University and opening a raw vegan organic juice bar in Chicago, she went on to receive her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. 
    She is currently the co-chair of the Good Food Economy Working Group for LA Food Policy Council, one of the largest food policy councils in the country, and on the board of directors for a nonprofit called Feed Our Soul that provides gardening workshops and culinary classes to students and produce giveaways to families in underserved communities.

    Samantha's recommended resources:

    Racial Disparities in America during the Coronavirus

    Mehrsa Baradaran
    The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

    The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
    Book by Richard Rothstein

    1619 podcast by Nikole Hannah Jones, reporter for New York Times

    The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    13th on Netflix

    Supersizing Urban America: How Inner Cities Got Fast Food with Government Help by Chin Jou

    Samantha's site: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com
    LA Food Policy Council https://instagram.com/lagoodfood


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    E80: Black Lives Matter w/ Sean Russell

    E80: Black Lives Matter w/ Sean Russell

    Sean Russell has been called one of the leading voices in the South Florid vegan movement by Miami New Times magazine. He is an accomplished media producer with over 24 years of professional experience. He's worked with multiple nonprofits, School Districts, and major brands in education, music, entertainment, and veganism. Sean uses his organization SoFlo Vegans to raise awareness for causes ranging from health, the environment, animal liberation, and spreading compassion. You can hear Sean on his weekly show, the SoFlo Vegans Podcast.

    Personal Page https://seanarussell.com
    SoFlo Vegans https://soflovegans.com
    Business Page https://lesaruss.com

    Sean's resource recommendations:
    Netflix Documentary 13th
    Greenwood
    Jim Crow
    Redlining
    Juneteenth

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    E79: Dr. Michael Greger

    E79: Dr. Michael Greger

    Dr. Michael Greger has been referred to as the world’s number 1 expert on diet and nutrition. He is a New York Times Best Selling Author of How Not to Die. He is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health. He has testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Colbert Report, and as an expert witness on mad cow disease on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His newest book How Not to Diet was released in 2019. And his even newer book is forthcoming in May 2020, titled How To Survive a Pandemic. 

    Dr. Greger's book on Pandemic prevention & planning:
    Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own HatchingDr. Greger's DAILY DOZEN


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    • 43 min
    E78: The Coronavirus & Veganism

    E78: The Coronavirus & Veganism

    How is the spread of COVID-19 affecting our world? How is it affecting the Animal Rights movement? Are vegans more or less likely to contract the disease? How can we be better activists amidst this crisis? Should we discuss eating animals as the source/origin of this disease? Kevin, Ben, and guests Maxine Grabowski and Tom Wramage join us for a round table discussion on the 2020 Global Pandemic.

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Juanita O'Brien ,

One of the best

You will learn a lot from this podcast. The hosts are top-notch and have managed to secure interviews with many of the leading figures in the animal rights movement.

Vegan Loca ,

Love it!

Great for people who want to learn how to be better advocates for the animals, which are the ones at the end of the day that matter.

Rabbizzy ,

Podcast with princess warriors

I always enjoy your podcast but this one i did not enjoy at all. It came across as though their intention was to shade the most well known activists. Everything you were saying seems very hypocritical. Stick to your purpose. For the animals or the people. The shock value works. You can’t tip toe around something like this. Didn’t like these girls

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