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VegFest Houston 2012 Speakers & Presenters

2nd Annual VegFest Houston
Saturday, June 9, 2012

Presented by the
Vegan Society of PEACE

Held at Pecore Hall, Havens Center and St. Stephen's Campus in the historic Montrose District of Houston

VegFest Houston Vegan Society of PEACE
The Premier Vegan Festival of Texas!

2012 Featured Speakers and Food Demos
We are pleased to present an amazing list of featured guest speakers, presenters and vegan chef food demonstrations at our 2nd Annual VegFest Houston.

  Featured Guest Speakers
 Victoria Moran ~ Baxter Mongtomery, MD ~ Yafah Asiel ~ Anuj Shah, JD, Ph.D. ~ Alan Clune, Ph.D.

Baxter Montgomery, MD
Yafah Asiel Anuj Shah, JD, Ph.D.
Alan Clune,
Victoria Moran  
Professor Alan Clune
Victoria Moran is the author of 11 books from major publishers, including Creating a Charmed Life, Fit From Within, The Love-powered Diet, and her newest release The Main Street Vegan. She is the founder of The Main Street Vegan Academy. Victoria has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show and many more national programs! She is also a motivational speaker, life coach and vegan parent. Her passions are her family, her work, yoga and a high-raw vegan diet. She has lived vegan since 1983 and resides in New York. Victoria's website is www.victoriamoran.com.
Baxter Montgomery, MD is a Houston cardiologist and plant-based health expert, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Founder of Montgomery Heart and Wellness, author of The Food Prescription for Better Health, recipient of the 2010 PCRM (Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine) Award for "Compassion in Medicine". Yafah Asiel has over 25 years experience as a nutritionist, vegan chef, holistic health practitioner. Yafah is the author of The New Soul Vegetarian Cookbook. She has appeared in radio and television interviews and conducts vegan cooking demos around the globe, with recipes published in Essence Magazine and Vegetarian Times. Yafah resides in Georgia.
Anuj Arun Shah, JD, Ph.D. is an animal rights and vegan advocate for over 20 years now. He is a board member for the Vegan Society of PEACE, a host for Vegan World Radio on KPFT in Houston, and has served on the boards of both the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and Animal Rights Hawaii. He is currently a member of both the Texas State Bar and the Houston Bar Association's Animal Law Sections, as well as the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Alan Clune, Ph.D. is a professor of Philosophy and Applied Ethics at Sam Houston State University in Texas. He is a graduate of State University of NY at Buffalo. Alan is the organizer of The Woodlands Vegan Meetup and a member of the Vegan Society of PEACE. He has protested against animal exploitation at the Houston rodeo and circus venues. Alan is vegan and has a passion for raw vegan cuisine and animal rights philosophies.
Topic: "The Rise of the Main Street Vegan", plus Keynote Address
Topic: "The Food Prescription for Better Health", plus Raw Vegan Food Demo
Topic: "Making a Healthy Transition to Vegan", plus Vegan Food Demo Topic: "Ethical Environmentalism and Animal Rights" Topic: "What Philosophies Say About Animals and Ethics"

Vegan Food Demonstrations
Chef Pat Greer ~ Chef Yasah Asiel ~ Baxter Montgomery, MD
Pat Greer
Yafah Asiel
Baxter Montgomery, MD
See Bio above See Bio above
Chef Pat Greer is the owner of Pat Greer's Vegan Kitchen and YaYa's RawRah. She is also the co-founder of Central City Co-op -- the first organic co-op in Houston! Pat is a pioneer of the raw vegan movement in Houston and has been teaching vegan foods classes for years. In addition, she hosts the Eco-ology weekly radio program on KPFT 90.1 FM. She has a passion for raw, natural foods and her kindness and warmth flow into everything she prepares. Pat will be sharing her love of raw vegan cuisine during her food demonstrations.

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