June 26, 2017

Speakers

Wayne Hsiung, DxE Co-Founder

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Hsiung

Operation Deathstar: Rescuing Lily from Circle Four
Time: TBA

From saving dogs in Yulin, China to liberating birds from the White House's turkey farm, DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung has made animal rescue his mission in life. But even a decade of experience could not prepare him for what he found at a massive pig farm in Utah: human slavery, environmental devastation, and the screams of a thousand mother pigs slamming their heads against the cage walls. 

This real-life Okja story will change the way you think about food, justice, and the urgency of the vegan movement. 

 

Vic Sjodin

Vic Sjodin

Animal Activism and Veganism: How to Get Involved and Speak Up
Time: TBA

Vic Sjodin started as a community organizer in Philadelphia.   He then left Philadelphia in Fall of 2001 to begin a 6 year, 2100 day roadtrip spreading veganism. Victor has leafletted or spoken at over 650 universities and colleges in 10 different countries.  Currently he is the director of Outreach for the non-profit Vegan Outreach.  His main passion is getting others involved in helping further this noble social evolution.  He loves to share practical ways on how anyone can get involved in activism, and also his pros and cons on how to talk to people about veganism one-on-one.  

 

 

Alisha Barker

Alisha Barker RN, BSN

Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer- Oh My! Disease Prevention Through a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet. 
Time: TBA

Alisha is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Utah. She has 10 years of critical care experience and now specializes in preventive cardiology. Throughout her career, Alisha has cared for many patients who suffer from the debilitating effects of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.  She is passionate about empowering her patients and everyone around her to take control of their health. Alisha experienced firsthand the power of a whole-food, plant-based diet and is now free from debilitating migraines that plagued her for 15 years. Alisha is a certified Food For Life Cooking Instructor through the Physician’s Committee For Responsible Medicine. Her mission is to share the message of nutrition and health through a plant based diet to save her community from a growing list of preventable chronic diseases.

 

Lauren with PB&J

Lauren Lockey

The Plant Powered Lifestyle: Why Our Food Choices Matter
Time: TBA

 Sage Mountain’s mission is to shift the paradigm of animal consumption in Park City and beyond through the advocacy of whole food plant powered living, a farmed animal sanctuary, educational programming and outreach throughout the community. Lauren brings her leadership, passion, and knowledge to Sage Mountain and the animal rights movement.  Through sharing her own experience of choosing a plant powered lifestyle coupled with education and advocacy, Lauren empowers those around her to make choices based on compassion and kindness. Once we know the facts, a higher consciousness is at play. We not only take responsibility for our daily choices, we become increasingly aware of the power these choices have on everything and everyone around us. That's when we truly make the world a better place for ALL beings. 

 

Chris Shapard

Chris Shapard

The Plant Powered Lifestyle: Why Our Food Choices Matter
Time: TBA

Chris Shapard is the Salt Lake City director for the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), an educational nonprofit dedicated to empowering people to save animals, the environment and our own health through our daily food choices. Chris has presented to high school and college classrooms all over the Salt Lake City area, reaching thousands of local students. Born and raised in Park City, Utah, Chris graduated from the University of Utah and found his way into animal advocacy work shortly after. He is also an avid skier and teaches young local skiers in Park City during the winter.