On Thanksgiving, for some of us, the Ethical Society is the place to be.
I know, I know, if there's one thing we don't want to think about on a day we're giving thanks to Providence for the abundance of our lives, it's ethics. But that's the job of The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, and they're co-sponsoring a "Gentle Vegan Thanksgiving Day Community Potluck" at the Ethical Society HQ, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, on November 26 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Now, many of us already have a T-day gig lined up with family and/or friends, but still others are still finalizing those plans. If you're one of those, and you've been curious about all the "vegan" talk lately, check it out. There's actually no "ethics" talk required.
Instead, the event organizers promise music, fun conversation and guest appearances by regional authors and local advocates along with a raffle fundrasier to benefit animal sanctuaries and no-kill shelters - and, of course, "Thanksgiving inspired dishes of cruelty-free vegan cuisine."
The promotional material calls you to "Learn how being more compassionate and socially conscious to animals is a healthy choice for you and the planet. Many people have chosen to celebrate a more gentle holiday as vegan events are growing across the country. Bring family and friends, music and song, everyone welcome!"
The original RSVP was Friday but organizaer Barbara Pearl has assured me that if you're reading this before Wednesday you can still get a spot if you mention you saw it on philly.com. For more information you can follow up with her, with Seth Houten or Marta Guttenberg at 215.840.1190 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check out the event flyer here.
Whether you make it to the Ethical Society event or not, remember that Thanksgiving is a logical day to bring ethics to life - and to your dinner plate.