Occupy the Climate: Hurricane Sandy, Eco-Activism, & the Vegan Option (a talk by Mickey Z.)

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Date(s) - 01/12/2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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A gathering/teach-in for everyone and anyone (of course) but I very much wish to interact with activists who are not yet vegan and vegans who are not activists. If that’s you – or anyone you know – please mark Jan. 12 on your calendar:

Join NYC’s own Mickey Z. – vegan, activist, occupier, photographer, and author of 11 books – for an urgent call-to-arms on post-Sandy life (followed by Q&A/discussion)

Here’s the equation:
Greenhouse gases contribute to climate change. Climate change contributed to the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The number one cause of human-created greenhouse gases is the global animal by-products industry.

Here’s the question:
If you’re already working to dismantle corporate power, expand freedoms, and create a safer, more sane culture, why not take things even further and recognize that the mighty 99% also includes non-human animals—and the entire ecosystem itself?

Never been to a Mickey Z. event? Well, check your expectations at the door and prepare for a trip well beyond the accepted parameters of the corporate agenda.

Spread the word, bring friends, bring enemies to the best bookstore on the island of Manhattan:

172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002
Open every day: 11am – 11pm

>>>”Our cafe offers delightful organic, vegan, and fair trade goodness.”<<<

Directions: Bluestockings is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen St. between Stanton and Rivington – one block south of Houston and 1st Ave. We are one block south of the F train’s 2nd Ave stop and just five blocks from the JMZ-line’s Essex/Delancey St. stop

Some of what’s been said about Mickey Z.:

“Iconoclastic and bold…”
– Howard Zinn

“Mickey Z. is all about love.”
– John “Indio” Washington, editor of Street News

“It’s easy to talk about punk rock writing, but Mickey Z. really does write as if he doesn’t give a fuck but knows what must be said.”
– Ned Vizzini

“How can someone be so sweet but yet so fierce?”
– Sander Hicks

Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Mickey Z. (a vegan since 1995) is the author of 11 books and is probably the only person on the planet to have appeared in a political book with Noam Chomsky and a karate flick with Billy “Tae Bo” Blanks. When he’s not writing books, taking photos, giving talks, or conjuring up haiku, he’s busy doing his part to bring sexy back to radical activism.

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/107995236035619

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