About the ADAPTT Lecture
After 2,388 lectures to more than 60,000 people at 178 schools in 30 states and 5 Israeli cities, there is no doubt that my presentation is the most powerful, informative and passionate speech ever conducted about ethical veganism! Click here to watch a life-changing speech.
From 1997-2012, I gave private classroom presentations in the following schools:
From 1997-2010, the following student groups arranged OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC talks:
From 2002-03, the following schools showed my speech on video:
In February of 2011, Professor Charles Fink of Miami Dade College wrote: "You make a powerful impression on my students. The word they often use to describe you is "awesome." I agree. Although I discuss animal-rights issues at some length in my ethics classes, I think you might accomplish more in changing deeply entrenched attitudes in an hour than I accomplish during an entire semester. You do this, not just by confronting my students with the stark reality of their food choices, but by inspiring them—sometimes with humor but always with passion—to do the right thing. You are an asset to the animal liberation movement, and I am always grateful to have you speak to my classes. I hope you will be able to continue your important work in education-based activism for many years to come."
In April of 2009, Professor Jacklyn Janeksela of City College-New York wrote: "It was nothing shy of a pleasure to meet you and to be witness to your wisdom and kindness. No doubt I will be requesting you to return to City College for my future classes. Thanks for enlightening me and my students. I'm convinced you made an impact on every single student, though it might take longer for some of them to come to the light side. I've been kicking your knowledge to my other classes and my family. And I've convinced my mother to stop drinking milk. One step in the right direction is better than no steps at all. I've also emailed my father, a devout Christian, your essay on The Bible and Jesus and can't wait to hear what he has to say. Best of luck fighting for all of God's creatures."
In November 2002, Professor Mel Seesholtz of Penn State-Abington wrote: "I just wanted to thank you again for a brilliantly delivered, mind-opening, inspiring presentation. I've been to many lectures and presentations in my career, but NONE was as moving, as thought-provoking as yours. FYI: I was unable to teach my 9:30 class today because my mind is still whirling. THANK YOU!!"
In April of 2000, educator Jill-Anne Fowler—formerly of Bowling Green State in OH and Westminster College in MO—wrote: "If the US wants to rid itself of violence, it needs to examine not only violence committed between people but also violence between species. The violence committed against animals eerily and frighteningly parallels descriptions of domestic abuse, police brutality and murder. Gary's talk and the discussion I held afterwards awoke my students to these realities. His ideas and philosophies are rarely heard in this society, and if they are, they are seen as extreme. As educators, we must question why this is so. Please consider having Gary in your classroom."