Programm – Saturday 26.08.2017
The Vegan Summer Festival Berlin offers 30 free lectures/talks on various aspects of the vegan lifestyle.
The stage program entertains with live music, DJs, cooking shows, a fashion show and much more.
Most of the presentations are in German. Talks by English speakers are marked.
Does gluten represent a threat to our health?
Why is it that these days everyone is talking about gluten?
The say that gluten makes you sick, thick and stupid.
But how have people been able for milleniums to eat bread without any problems? And why does bread cause belly aches in everyone, all of a sudden?
Journalist and children's book author
At Saturday noon, Udo Taubitz will read from his new and funny children’s book “Schweinchen Schlau - Mein Papa gehört mir!” (The clever piglet - My daddy belongs to me!”): The farmer wants to kill Daddy Pig. But Little Pig invents everything that the farmer wants: Sausages, gelatin, leather. Everything pig-free. The farmer realizes: Pigs are much more clever than he thought!
In his interactive lecture, Niko Rittenau, nutritionist, presents scientific proven information about the vegan diet. How does a good planned plant-based diet look like, what do studies and international nutrition associations say about a vegan diet? These and many more questions will be answered by Niko at Saturday noon in an entertaining and comprehensible way.
Ten-time German rugby champion, now internationally successful fixed-gear cycling athlete and mother of two talks about 17 years of vegan competitive sports and shares her tips and tricks for a healthy diet. Not only for athletes.
Steve Jenkins und Derek Walter/Esther the Wonder Pig
2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther. She needed more space, and Steve and Derek bought a farm - and their whole life changed.
Ria Rehberg/Animal Equality
2. chairperson of Animal Equality Germany
Animal protection organizations in Germany regularly publish secretly made recordings of factory-farming, thereby revealing systematic animal suffering and gross cruelty to animals. Now, voices of dissent are growing loud, claiming that such recordings are the result of “trespassing” or “organized crime” and are to be banned. Using the example of Animal Equality’s work, Ria Rehberg clearly shows that not only is this de facto wrong but that such investigations are an indispensable means of information.
Dipl. Ing. (FH) eco-farming, works for Förderverein Biozyklisch-Veganer Anbau e.V. (BIO.VEG.AN.)
Every day we hear news about the bad impact agriculture has: exploitation of humans, animals and the ecological systems, with fatal consequences for climate, the environment and all living beings. Animal farming is the biggest field of institutionalized exploitation of animals worldwide. Even with animal activists saving some of these animals and enabling them to live a dignified life at animal sanctuaries: the ways in which farming is practized remains widely unchanged by this. Vegan organic agriculture is the only concrete form of agriculture that includes the idea of animal rights while contributing to the ecological diversity and to ensuring food safety. The presentation will introduce a concrete way of vegan organic agriculture and aims at illustrating why a transformation in agriculture and the implementation of animal rights cannot take place without concrete alternatives as well as agricultural and environmental demands.
Animal sanctuary operator
By jumping out of a driving truck, Viktoria managed to flee into freedom. How she is doing and which new friends she has made you will discover in this presentation by the Erdlingshof (Earthlings sanctuary)..
Doris Pui Ying Lee
Activist/Hong Kong Vegetarian Society
While we sit here in the world's vegan capital, what is actually happening on the other side of the world? China sees an ever-growing demand for meat with no animal welfare laws what-so-ever, while Hong Kong tops the world in its per capita meat consumption and prides itself as the capital of fur ... If a vegan animal rights movement should be global, what role do we in the West have to play in it? What different cultural contexts are we looking at? The speaker wishes to gives the audience an overview of the happenings in the region meanwhile debunking some of the deep-rooted stereotypes.
Aktion Tierleid zeigen
Animal rights association
Outside protests involving big screens to show videos of how animals are kept are an efficient way of activism. The technical difficulties often seem very intense, however. We do that kind of activism involving a beamer and a big screen on a regular basis and we would like to show you how to do that correctly and efficiently (in terms of the technical equipment and the legal situation). With an amount of 400 Euros (including the costs for the beamer) you can get the appropriate equipment without even needing any external power sources anymore.
Lawyer and author of “Veganism in Law”
Ralf Müller-Amenitsch gives an overview of legal questions regarding veganism in the fields of labour, social, family, and consumer law. He will address current model cases in particular, such as the law suit for vegan food at schools as well as a lawsuit against a health insurance firm concerning the share of self-provision of vegan food during a hospital stay. He will also address the first vegan law in Portugal which provides the right to a vegan meal at every public institution.
Food expert and blogger
What are sprouts & germlings? Why are they just ideal for a vegan cuisine rich in vital substances? How to let them germinate and grow at home? This is an introduction to the process, starting with soaking to rinsing and germinating up to ideas for using them in many delicious dishes.
On Saturday VERA will play music for you on our stage. VERA is a Berlin based Singer-Songwriter who hails from Freiburg, south Germany originally. Her songs she describes as journeys through her personal landscapes of thought and experience. The natural ease in which she combines lyrics, rhythm and melody with the tiniest whispers, and sudden roars of passion take the listener on a very own journey in return.
The Vegan Summer Festival is right around the corner and we are happy to announce our fashion show on Friday (3PM) and Saturday (2PM). This year several exhibitors are going to participate in the fashion show so that we have the opportunity to present many different styles of clothes. Most important, everything is vegan and fairtrade! For the styling we get supported by NoraMakeUpArtist. She started her business 8 years ago and since then she is working with animal experiment-free and vegan products (more informations on her website www.noramakeupartist.com
Sporting collective: vegan is fit
Johanna Amelie, Singer-Songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Berlin names Regina Spektor and Joni Mitchell as her role models. Her music takes you in a world of beautiful melodies, stories and sound landscapes. After her success at Heimathafen-Neukölln-Songslam, Johanna Amelie released her first EP “Cloud in a Room (via Solaris Empire/Broken Silence) as well as two Live EPs and she performed 200 concerts on european stages (included the Fusion Festival, an tournee around Italy as well as concerts on Island). Her journey ended up with her first studio album - inspired and accompanied by musicians as Gordon Raphael (The Strokes), Moritz Krämer (Die Höchste Eisenbahn) or Matze Pröllochs (Me and My Drummer).
Foto: Sandra Socha
Summer Funk Soul Set
Nina Kränsel aka DJ AC Casey is the owner of the vegan crêperie and burger bar “Let it Be” in Neukölln as well as a DJ for nearly her whole life. Music and the vegan lifestyle are her passions which she usually tries to combine as often as possible with handmade playlists and an unique music collections played in her own restaurant. At the Vegan Summer Festival she will play a summer funk and soul set as an invitation to swing along.
We are always happy about a donation to finance the Vegan Summer Festival.
For this reason, a donation box will be found in our lecture tent. Thanks for your support!