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World Vegan Day!

Today we celebrated Vegan Day.  This day is observed on the first day of November each year.

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products.  If you are a Vegan or on a vegan diet, that means you don’t eat anything from animals or don’t use or wear anything made from animals like leather or anything with animal fur.

When you’re a vegan, you don’t eat eggs, no dairy products, no food derived from animals.  Many say being Vegan is not living because their foods are boring and eating just plant products.  Many think that when you’re Vegan you cannot enjoy dessert like cookies and cakes or other pastry products because they have eggs and milk.  That all you eat is anything that grows from the ground.

Well, not really, because nowadays,  even if you’re a Vegan, you can have Chocolate Chip Cookies by using Almond flour instead of regular wheat flour.  Chocolate chips are one of the main ingredients and it is from the cacao plant and you can use a plant-based sweetener like Stevia, and you can enjoy all the cookies you want.  You can have pizza too and use Cauliflower to make the pizza crust.  Nowadays, you can find vegan recipes on the internet from different blogging sites from people sharing their vegan lifestyles.

Many Vegan restaurants are now being recognized in some communities.  Some people following the vegan lifestyle believe that it is one way of helping the environment and prevents the exploitation of animals.  Switching to a vegan lifestyle also benefits diabetics or other people with health issues like high blood pressure. Others believe that going on a vegan diet will help change the chemistry of their bodies and help them with their health issues.

World Vegan Day is celebrated by vegans around the world.  The benefits of veganism for humans, non-human animals, and the natural environment are celebrated through different activities.  This event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair o the Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the organization.

So, today, celebrate this day by promoting vegan awareness and be a vegan for a day by eliminating foods with animal products.  Make your own homemade vegan pizza, or have some “Impossible Whopper” from Burger King.  Share on social media to raise awareness using #WorldVeganDay.

1955 Rosa Parks ignites bus boycott

In Montgomery, AlabamaRosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.

“The mother of the civil rights movement,” as Rosa Parks is known, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913. She worked as a seamstress and in 1943 joined the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

According to a Montgomery city ordinance in 1955, African Americans were required to sit at the back of public buses and were also obligated to give up those seats to white riders if the front of the bus filled up. Parks was in the first row of the black section when the white driver demanded that she give up her seat to a white man. Parks’ refusal was spontaneous but was not merely brought on by her tired feet, as is the popular legend. In fact, local civil rights leaders had been planning a challenge to Montgomery’s racist bus laws for several months, and Parks had been privy to this discussion.

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