Archive for March 2013
Part I: Carol Adams, Jasmin Singer Defiant Daughters
When The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams was published more than twenty years ago, it caused an immediate stir among writers and thinkers, feminists and animal rights activists alike. Never before had the relationship between patriarchy and meat eating been drawn so clearly, the idea that there lies a strong connection between the consumption of women and animals so plainly asserted.
But, as the 21 personal stories in this anthology show, the impact of this provocative text on women’s lives continues to this day, and it is as diverse as it is revelatory. One writer attempts to reconcile her feminist-vegan beliefs with her Muslim upbringing; a second makes the connection between animal abuse and her own self-destructive tendencies. A new mother discusses the sexual politics of breastfeeding, while another pens a letter to her young son about all she wishes for him in the future. Many others recall how the book inspired them to start careers in the music business, animal advocacy, and food. No matter whether they first read it in college or later in life, whether they are in their late teens or early forties, these writers all credit The Sexual Politics of Meat in some way with the awakening of their identities as feminists, activists, and women. Even if you haven’t read the original work, you’re sure to be moved and inspired by these tales of growing up and, perhaps more important, waking up to the truths around us.
Including a foreword from Carol J. Adams herself, this collection of fresh, bold voices defies expectations and provides rousing support for the belief that women have the power to change the world around them for this generation and those to come.
Part II – Elizabeth Wholey Sustenance: Food Traditions in Italy’s Heartland
Elizabeth Wholey writes about the food, agriculture, art, and crafts of the Upper Tiber Valley, where she has resided for the past twenty years. She is a member of the Slow Food Alta Umbria and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
Part I: Jill Eckart Processed Meats
Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., is nutrition program manager at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research.
Part II: Karen Ranzi Super Healthy Children
Author, lecturer, Health Coach, Raw Vegan Chef, and speech pathologist, Karen Ranzi, M.A. authored and published her book Creating Healthy Children in 2010. Her fresh plant-based recipe book and a book about healing acne naturally will be available in 2013.
Karen travels throughout the United States and abroad delivering her impassioned message about raising healthy families. She has presented for universities, schools, health institutes, and associations. In June 2012, Karen was the keynote speaker at a health congress south of Moscow, organized by the Russian Association of Naturopathy.
Karen received enthusiastic audiences during her health and wellness workshops at the University of South Carolina, Penn State University, and Ramapo College. She was keynote speaker at Lesley University’s Obesity Fair in Cambridge, MA. She is a staff writer for Get Fresh Magazine, VegWorld Magazine, Vibrance Magazine and SAFbaby.com. Karen has been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio talk shows including several episodes on Dr. Gary Null’s Progressive Radio Network. She was the featured speaker on The Living Healthy Show of New Bedford, MA in the Fall of 2012, and that show is currently being viewed on Peg Media and 14 cable networks across the U.S.
Karen is also a speech pathologist working with children for over 30 years, and specializing with autistic children for the past 12 years. She incorporates health coaching into her program and has seen significant progress in the children’s communication skills and ability to focus and learn.
Karen found the natural path that enabled her son to heal from asthma, chronic ear infections and multiple food allergies in 1994. By means of her education, life-changing personal experiences and sincere desire to share her message, Karen has been able to guide thousands of families toward developing excellent health.
Part I – Laurie Sadowski Allergy-Free Cakes And Cookies
Laurie Sadowski is the author The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread, an active food writer with two degrees in music (education and musicology), and a certified Personal Trainer Specialist and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist.
Part II – Omowale "Wale" Adewale Omowale Boxing
“Omowale Wale” Adewale is a vegetarian champion boxer, boxing trainer and coach, and personal fitness trainer. He is also the co-founder of G.A.ME, an organization developed to address socio-economic issues facing poor black and Latino communities.”
Part I: Sid Lerner Meatless Mondays
Sid Lerner is founder and Chairman of the The Monday Campaigns, Inc., with national health behavior initiatives such as Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday,and Caregivers Monday in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Mailman School, has been a guest lecturer at the Bloomberg School and founded the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Maxwell.
Lerner is also president of Biorings LLC, developing new contraceptive/STD product devices of which he is co-inventor with Weill Cornell Medical researchers.
A graduate of the SU School of Journalism (now the Newhouse School of Public Communications), his advertising, sales promotion and marketing career included work with Norman, Craig and Kummel, and Benton & Bowles advertising agencies as a creative director. Clients included Procter & Gamble, General Foods, Texaco and Johnson’s Wax, for advertising, new product development and sales promotion.
Lerner later started Sid Lerner Associates, Inc., a creative consulting business , working with Metromedia Radio NY, Einson-Freeman Promotions, Interpublic and Kenyon & Eckhardt. SLA also designed, co-produced and marketed licensed tennis, gifts and sporting good products with Our Way Studios for the gift and stationary trades.
He has created and produced six non-fiction books: “Monday Morning Quarterback” (Holt Rinehart & Winston), “From the Desk of:” (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), “The New Words Dictionary” (Barnes & Noble), “Trash Cash, Fizzboes and Flatliners” (Houghton Mifflin), “The Facts on File Dictionary of New Words” (Facts on File) and “The New New Words Dictionary” ( Ballantine Books.)
Other creative projects have included; forming “The Glass Bottle”, a rock group for the Glass Container Industry, the “Foundation and Endowment Money Management Newsletter”, and motivational bank services games, promotional toys, greeting cards and cartoons.
Part II: Dr. Deb Kimless Red Thread
“Dr. Deb” conducted her undergraduate course work and graduated with a BS in Biology and Natural Science, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency at the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Deb obtained her Plant Based Nutrition certification from Cornell University and is a certified Nutritional Consultant through the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and does private nutritional consultation.