Jan 6 2021
E83: A New Beginning, Livegan Reborn
A New Beginning, Livegan RebornTonight we welcome Vegan Activist Alliance (VAA) as our new host. While we will miss our audience and the podcast, we couldn’t be happier for the new chapter of Livegan. Thank you all for giving us an amazing three years. We hope that you stay on to listen to the exciting and informative episodes VAA has lined up, and get to know an organization we regard very highly due to our shared vision and values. About the founders: Eloisa Trinidad is a total liberation activist and organizer focusing on animal rights and human rights. She uses her career in business development to work on campaigns for social good, such as The Economist Feeding the Future campaign which aims to get consumers thinking more about environmentally sustainable approaches to food production and consumption by educating them on plant-based foods, reduction of plastic use, and reduction of food waste.Eloisa’s path towards activism and veganism started early in life. She was raised by centennials who lived off the land, taught her to be self-sustainable, and passed down much ancestral knowledge to her. This shaped her views of empathy for all Beings, protection of our sacred Earth, and the belief in the healing power of plants.She is Co-founder at Vegan Activist Alliance and serves on the board of directors at Plant Powered Metro NY and on the advisory council at The Vegan Museum. She is NY Chapter President at Hip Hop is Green, a vegan organization that supports the transformation of urban youth and their communities through veganism, music, and the arts. A food justice activist, she focuses on making veganism accessible to communities in need through her work at Chilis on Wheels. Recently, she started pandemic relief efforts that led to providing ongoing assistance to public school students and to hundreds of families across New York City’s most impoverished neighborhoods.Eloisa lives in New York City and her favorite food is fruit. She is an artist and a volunteer at Tamerlaine Animal Sanctuary. Tom Wramage is Co-founder at Vegan Activist Alliance, he has been vegan since 2015 and shortly after became an activist. He has been organizing educational outreach for about 3 years and participates in several local grassroots groups as well as The Save Movement vigils. Tom is a strong community builder and believes that total liberation / collective liberation is pivotal to the animal rights movement while always centering the animals.Tom resides in New Jersey with his wife where they raise a vegan three year old son who loves animals and is already inquiring about being an activist. In his free time he enjoys gardening and is a total vegan foodie who enjoys going to all the amazing vegan restaurants in the tri-state area. Vincent Reardon is Co-founder at Vegan Activist Alliance and admins various Facebook vegan groups exclusive to the New York City area. He believes community building is one of the most powerful and important ways to sustain any social justice movement, including the animal rights movement. He has been vegan since 2015, and an activist and educational outreach organizer for over three years. Vince loves to travel and often makes activism a part of his vacation plans. His activism includes both animals and humans. A native and lifelong New Yorker, he loves the NYC vegan restaurant scene, but considers himself a foodie not an influencer. Vince is an avid baseball fan and has witnessed games at 16 of 30 current Major League Baseball Ballparks and plans to see all 30 over the next several years.