Come join us at Soka University for this very special Earth Day event featuring Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur!

“Our food is among the most intimate connections we make with the earth.”
― Gene Baur
  • Do you know enough about your food?
  • If you sought to live in harmony with your values, how would that change what you eat?
  • How many of us are making mindful choices vs. operating from our conditioning?
  • What would compassionate eating look like?
  • How can we shift the food system into increased sustainability and equity?
Climate ✶ Water ✶ Health ✶ Poverty ✶ Compassion

Event Info

Update 4/21/16

The pre-registration period is over but we still have space. If you’d like to attend please just show up but for the best chance of getting a seat come early.

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 11:45am (Doors open: 9:15am)
Soka University of America
Black Box Theater (in Wangari Maathai Hall)
1 University St
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
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Parking: free; the gate attendant will tell you where to park
Cost: Free admission (for Gene’s talk)

LUNCH (optional)
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Black Box Theater Patio (picnic on the lawn); a very limited amount of patio seating is available during the picnic lunch. You’re also welcome to sit on the lawn; feel free to bring a blanket or something else to make yourself more comfortable.
Cost: $10.00 (for vegan boxed lunch by Bon Appetit — pre-order of lunch is strongly encouraged as day of supplies will be limited)

Join us for a vegan picnic lunch outside on the lawn immediately afterward!

A delicious, vegan lunch and juice bar will be prepared by Bon Appetit.
Pre-order yours online as supplies at the event will be limited.

Vegan lunch totes (1/2 sandwich, salad, dessert):
Roasted vegetable wrap with hummus spread
“BLT” salad with black beans, lettuce and tomato
Vegan caramel brownies with coconut oil
Includes a cup for juice bar

Juice Bar Only: $2.00 (no pre-purchase)

For more event details, updates, registration and lunch purchase, visit our registration page:

Gene Baur Bio

2013_04-21_FSOR_Gene_and_Elliot_cow_CREDIT_Farm_Sanctuary (1)Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Since the mid-1980s, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our system of cheap food production.

He is president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal rescue organization whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals and promote compassionate vegan living.

Partnering organizations

Farm Sanctuary
Soka University of America
Orange County for Climate Action