On March 20, a new student interest group, Alexandria Veg, partnered with the nonprofit Compassion Over Killing and the Alexandria Library, to screen the documentary “Vegucated” in the Library instruction room. The Library faculty mentor who participated was Paul Chapman.
“Vegucated” is a 2011 film that challenges three people to adopt a vegan diet. Their journey is documented showing the harsh realities of the food industry and the struggles of ordinary people who are trying to change their habits. The subject of veganism is approached with light humor and encourages viewers to be mindful of what they eat and how their habits and lifestyle impact the planet and its inhabitants.
The event was well attended by students. The screening concluded with a brief presentation, discussion and question and answer session where attendees could seek further information in an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere.
The event concluded with the award of door prizes and giveaways provided by the Dean of Students Office. Throughout the day, vegan-friendly food, snacks and beverages were provided to Library users.