Programm – Sunday 27.08.2017
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.
Prof. Bernd Ladwig
Professor of political theory at the Otto-Suhr-institute (OSI) of the Freie Universität Berlin
The ruthless use and killing of animals is an institutionalized injustice whose elimination is an order of justice. But can exploitative repressive human-animal relationships be transformed into a fair togetherness and a political union? The presentation explores possibilities of social justice for a commonwealth in which humans and animals live together as equals.
Jan Peifer/Deutsches Tierschutzbüro
Chairman of Deutsches Tierschutzbüro e. V. (German bureau for animal protection)
In his presentation, Jan Peifer (36) is going to talk about doing undercover investigations inside fattening facilities. For many years now, he and his team have been documenting the gruesome conditions at factory farms.The footage authentically shows the real conditions under which so-called farm animals are kept. Most pictures on the packagings at supermarkets show an idyllic world, chickens on green grass, laughing pigs and cows on mountain pastures - sadly, reality looks quite different. Just a few days ago, Jan in cooperation with the TV channel ARD, has published his latest research material, this time on chickens in organic farms. On Sunday, he will tell you why those animals suffer as well and how his undercover investigations are done.
Ärzte gegen Tierversuche
Berlin local group
Animal testing is not only meaningless since we cannot transfer the results to humans; it is actually harmful because it may prevent important drugs from being discovered. An introduction to the current situation of animal testing and alternatives.
Vegan dog food
Wow, is that really possible? What does science say about it? Why? Animals Say Yeah!
Vegan family congress
Kevin, father of three, discovered veganism more or less by accident in 2015. Excited about the health benefits (going from about 40 to 2 sick days per year), losing more than 30 pounds without pursuing any special sports activities, and most of all, the newly discovered abundance of the vegan cuisine, combined with knowing that he was doing something good, he decided to spread that excitement. In 2016 he organized the first vegan family congress with more than 6,000 participants and just lately he organized the world-raw-food-day congress with nearly 8,000 visitors. Currently he is doing a training to become a vegan nutritionist and, through his “Vegan Joy Family”, accompanies people who would like to switch to a vegan diet.
Be it at the workplace, when doing sports or in our everyday life, we need power of concentration and performance to master the physical and mental challenges we face. How to get the right nutrients at the right time instead of empty calories. Extreme cyclist Ben Urbanke loves his racing bike and long-distance cycling events covering more than 1.000 km like the Paris-Brest-Paris race or Borders of Belgium. 25.000 km a year are his standard. On Sunday, the author of “Be Faster Go Vegan” will present to you the bases of his plant-based high-nutrition diet – quick, easy and delicious. Through GOODSPORT Ben also markets his own line of cereals and granola bars - organic, germinated & vegan.
Jürgen Foß/Land der Tiere
Land der Tiere (Land of the animals) is an animal sanctuary situated between the cities of Hamburg and Berlin. Here, among others, animals rescued from factory farms, are taken in. Jürgen Foß, operator of the sanctuary and founder of Animal Rights Watch, explains the results that over-breeding has even on the animals living under ideal conditions at the sanctuary. The presentation gives an overview of the day-to-day work at the sanctuary and tells the stories of individual animals from before and after having been rescued.
Strongman award winner
Five years of vegan power - Patrik Baboumian looks back on a decision that has changed not only his life. After nearly six years of veganism over which he set several world records and published two books, the world's strongest vegan takes stock: Was switching to a plant-based diet worth it?
Vegan ist ungesund
Vegan YouTube channel
Gordon and Aljosha are “Vegan is unhealthy”. On their channel, the two Hamburgers explain the fully plant-based lifestyle and - peppered with a healthy dose of humour - do away with prejudices against vegans.
Afternoon Stretch and Energize Session - Equipment not necessary
Christy Morgan has been tantalizing taste buds for over 10 years as a vegan chef, cooking instructor, food writer, and cookbook author. Her mission is to show that a vegan diet and lifestyle can be delicious & easy, will bring more energy and bliss into your life all while helping the animals and the planet. Christy became obsessed with fitness post-30 and is now a NASM certified personal trainer and yoga teacher spreading the message that you can be strong & thrive on a plant-based diet. She can show you how to reach all your health and fitness goals to reach optimal health.
Class blurb- Afternoon Stretch and Energize Session - Join Christy Morgan for a quick tune-up to energize you for your day! No equipment is needed, just bring your body and happy vibes. We'll do some easy bodyweight exercises and stretching to get you feeling good.
Formed in Berlin, Germany in 2017, TELEMOTHERVISIONFATHER is the brain-child of New Zealand-raised Theo Taylor. TMVF’s sensitive psychedelia would be comfortable sharing a bed with the likes of Bill Callahan, Castanets and Tim Buckley. Tales of heartache and longing are nestled in softly amongst elements of noise and the occasional soul- inspired outburst.
Folk, Alternative, Pop
Baumwolle is a German-French band consisting of Carine and Daniel. Since 2017, the band follows a powerful as well as fragile journey to their own intensive musical mixture out of Electro-Folk and Rock.
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!