An Evening with Animal Activist James Aspey

An Evening with Animal Activist James Aspey

365 Days Voiceless for the Animals
August 16, 7pm
$5 Donation at Door

 

For someone who didn’t speak for a whole year, James Aspey has a lot to say.

The animal activist, who took a year-long vow of silence in 2014 to protest against animal cruelty, called Voice for the Voiceless, is speaking at this special event in the Gorge. In 2014 the Sydney-born vegan spent 365 days traveling around Australia to raise awareness about animal cruelty without speaking. During his silence Aspey wrote a blog and cycled 5000 kilometers to prove people could eat a vegan diet and still be healthy and athletic.

“The reason I took the vow of silence was to raise awareness for the voiceless victims of this planet,” Aspey said. “So much cruelty happens because of us and at the same time with a few small changes we can fix it.”

Aspey was diagnosed with leukemia and told he had six weeks to live when he was just 17 years old. He ended up beating cancer with chemotherapy. Seven years later, after working on a cruise ship where he partied hard and developed an eating disorder, Aspey met “a wise Indian man who told him eating animals was bad karma.” Since then he’s been an animal rights activist, a vegan, and has given more than 150 free speeches. His speeches encourage people to adopt a diet free of suffering and help vegans become more active.

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  • August 16, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

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Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:
Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • August 16, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:00pm