The Veg Society of DC (VSDC) Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration is an annual event that brings together vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians to enjoy compassionate and healthy vegan food in a wonderful and warm social setting.
The 2019 VSDC Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from 12-4pm at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
VSDC is excited to announce that our featured speaker this year will be Erica Meier executive director of Compassion Over Killing (COK), a non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC.
Since 1995, COK has worked to expose farmed animal abuse and promote veg-friendly eating by employing a variety of strategies, including hard-hitting undercover investigations, groundbreaking pro-active litigation, successful corporate campaigns, and empowering public outreach programs.
In addition to ending the egg industry’s misleading “Animal Care Certified” claim, under Erica’s leadership, COK has persuaded food giants including Subway, Dunkin Donuts, BOCA Foods and Morningstar Farms to add vegan options to their menus. Erica has also appeared in several major news stories on CNN, ABC’s Nightline News, the Washington Post, LA Times, and more.
These accomplishments along with many more earned her the coveted National Animal Rights Hall of Fame award in 2013.
Before working at COK, Erica served as an animal control officer in Washington DC, rescuing sick, injured, and homeless animals as well as enforcing animal protection laws.
The Thanksgiving event programming also includes exhibitors, exciting door prizes, a silent auction fundraiser, an all-ages kids activity, and live music. So join us to celebrate with hundreds of people with a gourmet, all-vegan feast!
We have a delicious and abundant feast planned. The buffet is all-vegan, with non-GMO ingredients, and many gluten-free options.
Planned 2019 Menu:
Sesame Lavash with Burnt Eggplant Dip, Muhamara* and Lentil Pesto Spread*
Fall Squash Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds *
Chopped Salad of Romaine, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Baby Kale, Shaved Watermelon Radish and Pickled Red Onions with a Creamy Shallot Dressing *
Autumn Salad of Salt Baked Beets, Endive, Shaved Fennel, Crushed Walnuts, Arugula and a Polly Seed Agave Vinaigrette *
Founded in 1927, the Veg Society of the District of Columbia (VSDC) is the nation’s oldest continuously operating veg society. VSDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the tremendous benefits of a vegan diet & lifestyle through education, community-building, and social activities throughout the DC metro area.