Let’s celebrate Veganuary 2022 together!


When: January 9th from 11 – 12 pm

Where: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83384909167?pwd=WFo3NXhYczl4b016T09WdFFRcUx1dz09

Price: Free


Veganuary is an international movement to help individuals try vegan for their health, for the animals and people, and for the planet!🌿

The CRVN Veganuary info. fair is FREE to attend, open to the public and now ALL online.

Questions? Feel free to email us: support@capregionvegans.org


11:00-11:20: Going plant-based for your health, featuring Shawn & Stephanie

11:20-11:40: Veganism for kids and families, featuring Claire & Emilia

11:40-12:00: Veganism Q&A, ask us about any topic


Claire Henderson Jain

Claire was raised vegetarian and went vegan 15 years ago after the first Capital Region’s Vegetarian Expo. She and her husband Punit are raising their two children vegan (Avi 5.5 years old and Anika 3 years old). She works as a research scientist and in her spare time enjoys trying out new recipes, arts and crafts and traveling.

Claire currently serves as President of the Capital Region Vegan Network.  She hopes to be a resource to anyone who is interested in exploring veganism.


Emilia is an elementary school student, avid reader, and animal rights activist. She has been vegetarian since birth and transitioned to veganism a few years ago. Emilia is CRVN’s youngest dues-paying member. She has participated in protests and marches, served as a volunteer with CRVN, and run her own vegan Girl Scout cookie booth. Emilia loves opportunities to chat with community members about vegan food substitutes and making more compassionate choices.    

Shawn Mack

Shawn is a Holistic Health Guide. He has a passion for plant-based cooking and living a healthy lifestyle by nourishing mind, body, and soul. As a health guide, he helps people incorporate more plant-based meals, educate, and guide people in a more plant forward life by meeting them where they are at.

Learn more about Shawn’s health practice at www.zenblacksheep.com

Stephanie Williams

Stephanie began her journey toward veganism 20 years ago when she became a vegetarian after learning about animal injustices and the health impacts of eating animal products.  Two and a half years ago, Stephanie transitioned to a fully vegan lifestyle and is now a strong advocate for whole food plant-based living, along with her husband Justin.  Stephanie lives with Justin and their son Avery in Schenectady, where she enjoys gardening, cooking, running, and spending time in nature.  Stephanie works for a local mental health agency, and is also a certified Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner.  Stephanie is a member of the Capital Region Vegan Network Board of Directors, where she serves as Treasurer.  Stephanie enjoys assisting others on their journey toward a healthier, more conscious life.

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